Massive floods have swept through Bangladesh, Nepal and India and thrown 16 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 more children today.

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Intense monsoonal rains have inundated villages, claimed more than 1,200 lives 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.

In Bangladesh alone, nearly 700,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Families are struggling to survive in crowded shelters, while flood waters have wiped out sanitation services and contaminated wells. These are ideal conditions for the spread of water-borne diseases. More than 13,000 people have already fallen ill and we must act now to prevent a full-scale outbreak.

Your emergency donation can give children:

  • Safe water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to stop the spread of disease.
  • Access to emergency health care, medicine and immunisations.
  • Sachets of therapeutic food - a peanut paste specially formulated with the micronutrients children need to survive malnutrition.
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UNICEF is urgently working to keep children safe

  • In Bangladesh, we're helping to repair and disinfect 40,000 wells and providing 1 million water purification tablets.
  • In Nepal, we're delivering tarpaulins, mosquito nets and hygiene kits to help families survive.
  • In India, we're working with the government to coordinate the emergency response and we’re standby to deploy teams and supplies if our help is required.
Our teams are working hard through incredibly challenging conditions but they can’t do it alone. UNICEF simply doesn’t have the supplies we need to reach every child in danger. You can help us go further, faster and save children’s lives in Bangladesh and Nepal.

A long struggle ahead

Children need our help to survive today and they’ll need us to recover in the long, hard months ahead.

The floods have destroyed crops, killed livestock and washed away people’s only way of making an income. Without enough decent food to eat, children are facing the deadly threat of malnutrition. UNICEF has already seen the condition surge in some districts of Nepal, where 23% of children are now acutely malnourished. With your help, we can reach them with life-saving supplies of therapeutic food.

As UNICEF delivers this immense humanitarian response to the floods, our teams are also working to help more than 125,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar and came searching for safety in Bangladesh.

Your donation will help UNICEF deliver emergency supplies in Bangladesh and Nepal, as we stand prepared to respond in India the moment we’re needed. In the unlikely event that we receive more funds than we need to respond to these floods,  we will direct your gift to similar emergency response programs.

Please give generously to help children survive and recover from this catastrophe.

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