Red Cross: 700 Feared Dead As South Asian Floods Pour Downstream

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Geneva   –    The Red Cross on Tuesday said flood crisis was rapidly becoming worse in South Asia, where flooded rivers killed no fewer than 700 people.
It said that the situation had caused the people living in the region to rush from Nepal to India and Bangladesh.
“This is the worst flooding that parts of South Asia have seen in decades,” Jagan Chapagain, the operations chief of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said.
The Nepalese humanitarian manager said “the situation is going from bad to worse’’.
“While the monsoon waters are receding in Nepal, the number of people affected by the waters in India and Bangladesh is growing by the hour, and hundreds of villages in the region are isolated.
“More than 24 million people in the region are now affected by this crisis, up from Friday estimate of 16 million,’’ the Red Cross said in Geneva.
In Bangladesh, more than five million people have been stranded by the flooding, which has submerged more than one-third of the country, officials said late last week.
Aid workers are trying to provide clean water and sanitation facilities as quickly as possible to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, dengue fever and encephalitis.

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