Massive floods have swept through Bangladesh, Nepal, and India and thrown nine million children into crisis. UNICEF is helping them survive and recover but we need your help and every day counts. Please don’t wait - help us reach these children today.
Intense monsoonal rains have inundated villages, claimed the lives of 93 children, and washed away everything children need to stay safe and healthy.
Families have lost their homes, children have lost their schools, and entire communities have lost their only source of safe drinking water.
Three countries have been severely affected:
- More than 20 million affected and almost 2,000 schools have been damaged by floodwaters. The abrupt and uncertain rainfall patterns have devastated communities. The monsoon death toll has exceeded 244, and as India is acutely vulnerable to climate change, this number will continue to rise.
- More than 500,000 people have been forced to leave their homes and 88 have lost their lives. Houses are severely damaged due to unrelenting landslides and floods particularly in central and eastern Nepal. Over 8,000 familes have been displaced due to the intensity of the rainfall.
UNICEF staff are on the forefront of the emergency response.
- Adverse weather conditions can wreak havoc on infrastructure and livelihoods in this densely populated country. Monsoonal rains continue to inundate most of the country and more than four million are affected. An estimated 367,341 homes have been destroyed and intense flooding in the Rohingya refugee camps continues to threaten the lives of almost one million Rohingya living in Cox's Baazar, half of which are children.
Our teams in the field are supplying water, health, and sanitation needs, have launched child protection programs, and have dispatched thousands of tarpaulins to keep families safe from the immediate effects of the storm.