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Appeal – Flooding In South Asia

URGENT HELP NEEDED:
Flooding in South Asia

August 15, 2019 Update

Early last month, torrential downpours caused flooding that devastated regions of South Asia. Flooding has affected many communities, leaving people without homes, work, food or crops. Many lives have been taken by the floods and a number of individuals are still missing.

Nepal

Bhim-Lal Tamang, leader of Good Friends of Nepal (GFN) shared, “Right now there are nearly 200,000 people affected by the recent monsoon flooding in Nepal. Some families have left their communities and are staying with relatives. Currently, 80,000 people are lacking food and proper housing, and are in great need of assistance. Families have lost most of their possessions and crops. The death toll in Nepal remains at 78, but several individuals are still missing. Rescue efforts have come to a close, and now our focus is on providing relief to meet people’s critical needs.

The most severe flooding occurred in Terai, a lowland region of southern Nepal. Medical assistance is a main priority as mosquitoes are a significant issue in this region, putting people at risk of malaria and other diseases. We have received reports of incidents where poisonous snakes were found in people’s homes as well. Some people living in these areas have sustained snake bites as a result.”

Bangladesh

Leor Sarkar, leader of Bangladesh Baptist Church Fellowship (BBCF) shared, “At BBCF we have distributed food items to areas affected by the flooding in the Hilltracts (Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari districts) and also Jamalpur district where we have a community development program among Muslim background believers. Flooding in Bangladesh has damaged crops, roads, houses and toilets. People still have no work, and the lack of income is taking its toll on families.”

We are thankful that our partners in Nepal and Bangladesh were among the first responders and are currently providing relief in their respective regions to meet people’s critical needs.

Please donate to the Flooding in South Asia Appeal to aid those affected in Nepal and Bangladesh.

July 19, 2019 Emergency Appeal

Communities are experiencing flash floods, and severely damaged crops and houses in Nepal and Bangladesh, as a result of torrential rains across South Asia.

So far, the monsoon flooding has caused substantial damage, and the death toll is rising. The weather forecast says more rain is on its way. Thankfully our partners on the ground in Nepal and Bangladesh are in contact with people in the affected areas and are ready to provide relief.

The most affected areas within reach are the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, where most rivers are flowing above the danger line. The mountain valleys and floodplains of Nepal have also suffered devastation. The people in these regions often survive at the subsistence level as day labourers without any reserve for misfortune, and now because of flooding have no work, food, or shelter.

Bhim-Lal, leader of our partner in Nepal shares, “Heavy rain and floods in Nepal killed 39 people and 33 are missing so far. Many have lost houses and their properties. Three people died right in Kathmandu… Kindly pray for Nepal and especially for all the flood victims for their rescue, relief and re-establishment.”

Help The Flooding Relief in South Asia

Your one-time gift of $50 will provide relief aid to our partners on the ground in these regions to respond to the needs of the communities impacted by severe flooding. Support will go toward providing a relief package of food for families, supplying essential resources and materials to repair and rebuild homes.