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Floods emergency hist more than 16 million in Nepal, Bangladesh and India
Red Cross and Red Crescent: "One of the worst regional humanitarian crises in recent years." More than a third of Bangladesh and Nepal are flooded. Floods hit nearly 11 million people in four northern Indian states. Tens of thousands of displaced people. There are growing concerns about food shortages and illnesses due to contamination of drinking water.
Assam Church reaches out to flood victims
This year, the floods struck this Indian north-eastern state a month early. Sixteen people have died and more than half a million have been displaced. The emergency alert remains high in several parts of the territory.
07/08/2007 SOUTH ASIA
Monsoon floods: over 1600 dead throughout the region
India is the worst hit with 1258 victims. Catholic Relief Service rush to supply tents, drinking water and food. Alarm for pressing sanitation crisis: high risk of epidemic outbreaks among homeless, forced to live in unhygienic conditions.
17/06/2010 MYANMAR – BANGLADESH
Bangladesh-Myanmar border flooding kills at least 100
Heavy rain (34 cm) causes landslides and floods, forcing at least 10,000 people from their homes. Red Cross official says they cannot reach affected areas. Many houses, schools and monasteries were destroyed.
Bangladesh flood victims showing “exceptional dignity”
As the death toll rises and the government rejects foreign aid, Fr Arturo Speziale, PIME, writes from Manikgonj describing the pain local residents are going through, their extreme need for food, and also their fear of losing income during the rainy season. At the end, readers can find out how they can help.
11/08/2006 SOUTH KOREA - NORTH KOREA
Seoul sends 14 million dollars worth of aid to north
The aid package includes rice and building materials to face the emergency that arose due to recent floods. Official South Korean sources said: this aid is given unconditionally; it is purely humanitarian intervention. Aid was suspended after missile tests conducted in July.
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