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South Asia floods kill 1200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school - The Guardian

Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. South Asia floods: Mumbai building collapses as monsoon rains wreak havoc. Read more. More than 1,200 ...and more »

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia, with millions more at risk - UNICEF (press release)

KATHMANDU/NEW YORK, 2 September 2017 – Weeks of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in three countries of South Asia – Nepal, India, and Bangladesh – have devastated the lives of millions of children and families. UNICEF estimates that ...and more »

More Than 1000 Died in South Asia Floods This Summer - New York Times

MUMBAI, India — More than 1,000 people have died in floods across South Asia this summer, and as sheets of incessant rain pummeled the vast region on Tuesday, worries grew that the death toll would rise along with the floodwaters. According to the ...and more »

Deadly Flooding Strikes South Asia - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Monsoon floods have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people this summer in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, where torrential rains have caused houses and other residential buildings to collapse. Photo: Reuters. Transcript +. This transcript ...and more »

As devastating floods roll through South Asia, Canadians reach out to help - CBC.ca

Ontarians are reaching out to help provide relief while monsoon season continues to hit parts of South Asia with devastating intensity, killing more than 1,000 people and directly affecting 40 million more. The areas most affected by the flooding are ...and more »

In Bangladesh, a Flood and an Efficient Response - New York Times

DHAKA, Bangladesh — After two weeks of flooding, about half of Bangladesh is under water, 140 people have been killed, tens of thousands of families have been forced from their homes and well over a million acres of crops have been destroyed. The ...and more »

India and Pakistan are seeing more intense monsoon rains - The Economist

WITH the giant Himalayas caging its towering clouds, the great basin where the Brahmaputra merges with the Ganges and Meghna rivers is prone not only to heavy rainfall but also to sudden deluges. Bits of the Indian state of Meghalaya receive over 11 ...and more »

Severe Flooding in South Asia Has Caused More Than 1200 Deaths This Summer - TIME

Severe flooding across South Asia has caused at least 1,200 deaths this summer, aid workers say, with huge swaths of the region still inundated as monsoon rains continue. The death toll continues to rise amid concerns that disease and food insecurity ...and more »

A third of Bangladesh under water as flood devastation widens - CNN

(CNN) In rural areas across northern Bangladesh families are preparing to mark Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest dates on the Muslim calendar. The holiday, which translates literally as the "sacrifice feast," is intended to be a time of great celebration ...and more »

As floods rage in the Himalayan regions, it's time for India, China and Nepal to unite, not fight - Scroll.in

An international blame game is going on, with the countries accusing each other of shortsighted and self-interested politics. by Jagannath Adhikari, The Conversation. Published Aug 30, 2017 · 08:15 pm. As floods rage in the Himalayan regions, it's time ...and more »