Approximately 550 people have died and approximately ten million have been affected by the monsoon floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) reported on Thursday. .
“Tragically, 550 people have lost their lives and more than 9.6 million have been flooded across South Asia,” said IFRC General Secretary Jagan Chapagain in a statement.
Chapagain has stated that although “there is monsoon rain every year, this year is different because the COVID-19 pandemic is in full swing,” “the humanitarian crisis is worsening.”
Nearly a third of the country was flooded in Bangladesh, with a balance of 2.8 million victims, including a million fully isolated people, and weather forecasts predict worse flooding in the coming days.