Floods, landslides affecting 41 million in Bangladesh, India and Nepal
25.08.2017 11:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Nearly 41 million people in three Asian countries have been affected by torrential monsoon rains, UN Radio says referring to the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, report.
As to the report, rains have caused flooding and landslides which have killed at least 900 people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
As to the report, the three countries’ governments are leading response efforts with support from aid groups, the private sector and others.
Reportedly, tens of thousands of houses, schools and hospitals have been destroyed and scores of people have been displaced.
Damage to roads, bridges, railways and airports have rendered many areas inaccessible.
OCHA fears that the situation could deteriorate further as the rains continue in some of the affected regions.
As to the report, most of the deaths-more than 600-have occurred in India, where rescue operations continue.
Flood relief camps have been set up to house the displaced, and the Prime Minister has announced a package of 20 milliard Indian rupees, or more than US$312 million, for relief and reconstruction efforts.