Emergencies: Whatever It Takes
4.3 Million people affected as floods devastate South Asia

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Save the Children

Save the Children Emergency Fund: Emergency Allocation. Countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal. Amount Allocated: £193,500

Devastating monsoon rains have killed over 150 people in South Asia. Sadly it’s feared that hundreds more, including children, are still missing as the relentless downfall destroyed communities across all three countries.

Villages have been ruined, leaving those who survive with nothing, and many families without a home.

At least 3.2 million children have already been affected.

Children are faced with increasing dangers as toilets and clean water supplies have been destroyed – creating a breeding ground for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera.

The flooding has also torn through land, roads and bridges, increasing the risk of landslides.

With monsoon season only just beginning, there are serious concerns that this could result in a major humanitarian crisis, leading to further death, injury, and mass displacement.

Save the Children’s planned response

We have made an allocation from our Emergency Fund to provide vital support to children affected by the floods and potential landslides. Our planned response includes:

  • Supporting families who have lost everything with essential shelter, and items like bedding, hygiene and kitchen kits, mosquito nets and clothing..
  • Providing families with clean, safe water and sanitation to help reduce the spread of disease.
  • Building toilet blocks to make sure families can access quality sanitation facilities, helping to keep children clean and healthy and prevent the outbreak of disease.
  • Helping to rehabilitate water points and systems for communities.
  • Repairing child friendly spaces, to make sure children have a safe space to learn, play and receive emotional support

Thank you for standing with children in time of crisis.

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