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.

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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. 


  • 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. 
UNICEF staff are on the forefront of the emergency response. 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.
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Sixteen-year-old Shilpi stands in front of her family's tube-well inside their house in Rajibpur. Their key source of safe drinking water has been submerged under water due to flooding. Bangladesh is experiencing one of the worst floods in its history © UNICEF/UN0328168/Alam Kiron/Unicef.
“As weather events
become more extreme,
unpredictable and erratic,
it is children who are
paying the heaviest price.”

There is a long struggle ahead and children need our help to survive today and to recover in the coming long, hard months.

The floods have destroyed crops, killed livestock and washed away people’s only way of making an income. The wellbeing, development and survival of children is severely impacted by the unpredictable weather. Without enough decent food to eat, children are facing the deadly threat of malnutrition. With your help, we can reach them with life-saving supplies of therapeutic food.

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.

Your donation will help UNICEF deliver emergency supplies to those affected by emergencies in the region and the South Asia floods. 

Please give generously to help children survive and recover from this catastrophe.
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90 cents of every dollar donated to this emergency went directly to our emergency response work in the field.

10 cents per dollar from funds raised by the public went to investing in further growing fundraising in Australia.

The value of non-monetary donations and gifts as well as fundraising costs that are funded by UNICEF Geneva and not the public are excluded from this bar chart. The values above are from UNICEF’s 2019 Annual Report.

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