Monsoon rains have brought flooding and landslides to India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Across south Asia, an estimated 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and government authorities are reporting that more than 600 people have been killed.
People have lost their loved ones, their homes and their businesses. Floods also bring the threat of waterborne diseases, such as cholera.
Tearfund partners are responding across the region.
In Bangladesh, staff from our partner organisation, LAMB, are helping vulnerable people to get to shelters in safer places. They are also giving food to people who have lost everything in the floods so that they don't go hungry.
‘It is very sad to see millions of vulnerable Bangladeshis having to deal with another disaster, while already having a hard time coping with the coronavirus,’ says Sudarshan Reddy Kodooru, Tearfund’s Country Director for Bangladesh.
‘Riverbanks are overflowing and flood defences such as dykes, dams and sluices have been damaged because of the heavy monsoon rains. Please pray for the affected families, rescue teams, our partner LAMB and other humanitarian workers, and the government.’