Emergency Appeal:Torrential monsoon rains have caused widespread damage across Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar in South Asia. Over 25 million people have been affected, over 600 have lost their lives, and over half a million are now displaced.
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD), a top four star NGO as rated by Charity Navigator, has launched its “South Asian Floods Relief Fund” to assist five of the largest affected areas.
Areas Affected: With further rains expected in the area citizens are bracing for increased losses.
Bangladesh: The region has faced flooding in 19 districts which has damaged over 200 villages. The government has reported over 70 killed, 5.3 million affected (over 2 million children), close to 300,000 internally displaced, and over 100,000 acres of land destroyed.
India: It’s been reported at least 467 people have been killed with several districts in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam cut off from aid. In total, 4.7 million in Bihar have been affected, 5.70 million affected in Assam and overall over 4,600 villages in 32 districts are struggling.
Nepal: Flooding and landslides along the Karnali, Mohana, Kandra Kanda, and Khutiya rivers have affected 375,000 and displaced 80,000.
Pakistan: The Leswa town of Neelam Valley, and the popular tourist destination of Azad Jammu & Kashmir have been hit hard by flooding. Over 10,000 have been affected and over 1,000 homes damaged with the death toll at 26.
HHRD is working with its representatives in the regions to provide emergency relief through appropriate humanitarian assistance items. We urge your support as these families have lost everything. Donate today.