Emergency Alert: South Asia floods
Jul 19, 2019
As monsoon season hammers South Asia, severe flooding has affected parts of India, Nepal and several other countries.
- Monsoons this year have devastated Assam and Bihar. Heavy rains have caused water levels in the rivers to rise in both states, causing extensive inundation and flooding.
- Over 8 million people have been affected by the floods in these states and the survivors are in need of shelter and hygiene materials.
- Due to heavy rainfall across the country, the Eastern and Central regions have witnessed flood and landslides. The rain is slowly shifting to Western and Far Western regions and the rivers are currently flowing at a dangerous level.
- A total of 16,520 households have been temporarily displaced, 64 dead and 31 are missing, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs-MoHA. In total, it is estimated that approximately 80,000 people are affected.
What CARE is doing
CARE will be responding to the floods in India in several districts by distributing shelter kits (which include tarpaulins, rope, plastic floor mats and blankets) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) kits, (which include soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, sanitary napkins, disinfectant soap and bleaching powder) to 5000 households.
In Nepal, CARE is planning an immediate response in several areas and will distribute relief items such basic shelter materials, hygiene and dignity kits.
How you can help
In an emergency, a quick response saves lives. Donate now to CARE Canada's Emergency Response Fund.