The United Nations stands ready to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable and flood-affected in India, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General has said.
“In India, the monsoon has reportedly claimed more than 770 lives. According to authorities, more than 500,000 people have been evacuated. The UN stands ready to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable and affected communities in India,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
Giving an update from UN humanitarian colleagues on flooding in Asia, Dujarric said in Bangladesh, people are experiencing the worst and longest monsoon flooding in years, with a quarter of the country being inundated. At least 5.4 million people have been affected by severe flooding, with 11,000 households displaced and 135 people killed, he added.
The flood situation in Assam remains critical with most of the rivers including the Brahmaputra flowing menacingly above the danger mark. The water level of the Barak River, which flows through Cachar district in the state, too, has been on the rise in recent days. The floods have affected 24 districts, damaging 109,600.53 hectares of crops and affected over 24 lakh people in the state, according to the flood situation report by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority. It added that the rising water levels have affected a total of 2,254 villages.
Humanitarian partners are working with the Government of Bangladesh to provide food, shelter, clean water, hygiene supplies and other supplies to the flood-affected in India and Bangladesh. A USD 40 million response plan has been launched to help the more than one million of the people most in need in the country.
Disclaimer: This media release is auto-generated. The CSR Journal is not responsible for the content