Various parts of the world have been hit with waves of floods. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and tens of thousands of others have lost their properties.
In South Asia, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal have been inflicted with severe floods that already have claimed numerous lives and loss of crops. The deadliest flood in the recent history has affected more than 16 million people across the South Asian region.
More than 400 people are dead and many others sick due to water-borne diseases. The monsoon flooding across this region has put tens of thousands at the risk of hunger and death.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ deputy regional director for Asia Pacific Martin Faller depicted the crisis, “This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years and urgent action is needed to meet the growing needs of millions of people affected by these devastating floods. Millions of people across Nepal, Bangladesh, and India face severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood waters.”
In India, around 170 deaths have been reported in Bihar and Assam states where the flood hit severely. Around a crore people have been affected in Bihar.
The Indian weather officials couldn’t give any good news to the distressed people as the coming days are supposed to have more heavy rains.
In Bangladesh, floods have caused mayhem in the northern part of the country. More than 40 people have been reported to be dead in Bangladesh.
The South Asian floods so far have claimed more than 400 lives. In India, officials reported 239 fatalities. With one-third of its territory being hit by the massive flood, Bangladesh is suffering its worst in years.
The flood has affected almost one-third of Nepal with 128 casualties. Many Nepalese are going through major flood disruptions and sufferings.
The Bangladeshi rivers in the ongoing flood have surpassed the previous water level records in 1988 when the country was buffeted by the most severe flood in its history.
In Africa, Sierra Leone has been hit by a massive flood. More than 400 people have been dead and many others missing in the current flood. The flood has affected the lives in the capital of the country as well.
The Red Cross has reported 409 deaths and more casualties are predicted as the flood situation is supposed to get worsened in the coming days.
A massive mudslide in Freetown has caused numerous people to die. In some places, whole areas have been turned into death valleys.
In the U.S., the New Orleans has had heavy flooding that distressed many. Last time New Orleans confronted this level of a flooding was after the Hurricane Katrina.