More than 1,400 people have died in the floods that have swept across South Asia over the past two months and tens of thousands are living in tents, schools and even just under tarpaulins says news agency Reuters.
“These people need our help, and we are doing all we can to meet their needs,” said Martin Faller, deputy director of the International Federation of the Red Cross in the Asia-Pacific region.
As a result of the floods it is estimated that around 13,000 people are ill with diarrhea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh after floods in its north.
In the Himalayan nation of Nepal, the health ministry has reported 26,944 cases of illness, while 39,712 people had been treated in health camps by Aug. 30.
Save the Children said some communities had been entirely wiped out in India’s eastern state of Bihar, just over the border from Nepal, with not a single building left undamaged.
The agency estimated 17 million children needed help with protection, health care and basic nutrition in India alone.
Through Elim Missions you can give directly to the affected areas where we have established ministries - United Vision for Nepal (UVN) with Elim Missionary Bhab Ghale and Gospel Echoing Missionary Society (GEMS) with Elim Global Partner Rhajesh Duthie.
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