DEC statement on South Asia emergency

21/08/2017

Heavy monsoon rains have caused landslides and floods affecting more than 16 million people across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Hundreds of people have been killed and millions have been displaced from their homes which have been destroyed or damaged. Agricultural lands have been submerged resulting in lost livelihoods for many communities. In all three countries people are facing severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood waters.

Teams from many DEC member charities are working alongside government authorities to help communities be safe and prepare for worsening floods. Member charities are supplying emergency food packages, shelter materials, clean drinking water, hygiene kits and other items.

All 13 DEC member charities are responding to the emergency in South Asia. You can find out more about what some of them are doing below:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is monitoring the situation and is currently not launching an appeal. For information on when we launch a DEC appeal click here.