Apocalyptic and Unprecedented Monsoon Floods Across South Asia Kill 630, Affect 17.5 Million People And Destroy At Least 300,000 Hectares Of Crop

I know it’s monsoon season! But 2020 is insane, unprecedent… apocalyptic!

Since the onset of monsoon, almost 17.5 million people have been affected, millions displaced and more than 630 killed by major floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Monsoon floods are robbing millions of people of their homes and livelihoods, with mounting risk of more deadly disease outbreaks.

So far almost 17.5 million people have been affected and more than 630 killed by major floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal according to government figures.

Half of Bangladesh’s districts are underwater, leaving nearly 1 million families stranded and cut off in their villages.

Feroz Salah Uddin, Secretary General, Bangladesh Red Crescent said: “This is one of the biggest monsoon floods we have faced in many years and the worst may be yet to come as we face growing risks of malaria, dengue, diarrhea as well as this worsening bloody plandemic.

Flooding and landslides in Nepal have left almost 200 people dead or missing.

In India, almost 12 million people are affected by the floods mainly in the northern states of Assam and Bihar.

Bihar

Bihar continues to be affected by floods as river overflow from Nepal has inundated more areas.

According to the situation report published by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Disaster Management Division on August 4, over half a million people have been affected by the floods, and 19 people have died.

One thousand one hundred and eighteen villages have been affected. A total of 440,507 people have been evacuated, and 38 relief centres have been opened. The relief camps are currently housing 28,664 people.

Assam

In Assam, almost 6 million people in 30 districts have been affected by the flood.

107 were killed in flood-related incidents, while 26 others were buried to death by landslides.

Over 5,000 villages have been affected in the state, and 81,696 people have been evacuated. 626 relief camps have been opened and are currently hosting 156,874 people.

Over 262723 hectares of crop area has been affected.

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has also witnessed heavy rainfall since the onset of monsoon.

Over 500,000 people from 16 districts and 960 villages have been affected. 6 people have died since July 1st.

550 houses have been damaged. 956 relief camps have been opened, and 4,340 people have taken shelters in those camps.

Close to 38,000 hectares of crop area has been damaged.

West Bengal

In West Bengal, 233 died during the current monsoon and 6 are still missing. Most of these lives were lost when the super cyclone Amphan stormed through Southern Bengal in May 2020.

Right now, more than 218,000 people in 23 districts and 1,868 villages have been affected. Over a thousand houses have been fully damaged, and over 10,000 houses have been partially damaged. 138 relief centers have been opened, and are currently housing 13,771 people.

Rest of India

Apart from these four states, the death toll in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh are 28, 18, and 68 respectively. Assistance is being provided across the country by 10 National Disaster Response Force teams.

Flooding emergency in South Asia

According to the International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, over 17,5 people in South Asia have been affected by floods and being threatened by disease.

So far almost 17.5 million people have been affected and more than 630 killed by major floods in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal according to government figures. Half of Bangladesh’s districts are underwater, leaving nearly 1 million families stranded and cut off in their villages.

Flooding and landslides in Nepal have left almost 200 people dead or missing. In India, almost 12 million people are affected by the floods mainly in the northern states of Assam and Bihar.

The monsoon season floods mean a high proportion of the population in South Asia becomes vulnerable to diseases such as dengue, malaria, leptospirosis and cholera.

In 2019, 136,000 people in India were infected with dengue and many were hospitalised.

But this year, Corona restrictions have hampered efforts to destroy mosquito-breeding sites and raise awareness in communities of how to prevent the spread of diseases like dengue and malaria, ahead of this year’s monsoon season.

So the situation will certainly get worse with increased viral diseases, a deadly famine due to crop loss… But it’s all part of the plan… You know?