Torrential flooding has caused destruction across India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Millions of lives have been turned upside-down and families are fighting to survive:
- Thousands have lost their homes and livelihoods
- children's education is threatened by damage to schools
- contaminated water sources are a breeding ground for deadly water-borne diseases
In the Rohingya refugee camps of Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, the makeshift shelters were no match for the heavy rains, leaving 6,000 refugees displaced once again. Dozens of our learning centres and child friendly spaces have also been damaged. Our teams are rushing to repair damage to our learning centres and child friendly spaces - for many children, these are the only places they can learn and play in a safe and supportive environment.
What are we doing to help?
We can't know the full extent of the damage until the floodwaters recede - but thanks to our Emergency Fund, our teams are on the ground right now, working tirelessly to keep children safe and prevent the loss of more lives. We're:
- Providing rope, tarpaulin and sleeping mats to keep families who have lost their homes safe
- distributing hygiene essentials to help families stave off the illness and disease
- working with the government and local partners to reach children in the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities