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Appeal for South Asia flooding victims

Wednesday July 17 2019


Christian Aid has appealed for help for millions of people displaced by monsoon rains in south Asia.

The rains have caused extreme flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. In India alone, 6.3 million people have been affected and many villages are cut off, making it difficult for people to reach safety.

Aid workers say it is the most vulnerable who are most at risk.

Shivani Rani, Christian Aid’s Emergency Programme Officer for South Asia, said:  “Huge numbers of families have been affected, many uprooted and living either in government organised camps or in makeshift shelters. Lack of food, clean water and sanitation are serious issues here with many people stuck in their houses in inaccessible villages. Minority communities, including Dalit groups are the most vulnerable, often unable to access vital food, water and sanitation.

“Climate change is making weather more extreme and more unpredictable. The poorest people are hit the hardest. The death toll continues to rise.”

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