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A man reaching back to help another man almost submerged in flood waters with a child clinging to his back

South Asia Floods Appeal

Worst flooding for 30 years

More than seven million people have been affected by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in 30 years.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as villages are submerged. Crops have been washed away. Houses and roads have been destroyed, and phone and power lines are down.

Ram Kishan, Regional Emergency Manager for South Asia, said: ‘It’s vital we help the most vulnerable people to access nutritious food and clean drinking water.

‘The floods have submerged numerous wells and water pumps, contaminating water supplies. The risk of water-borne diseases is a major concern.’

Communities hit by floods need food and clean water urgently

Our partners are already doing all they can for families who have lost everything in the floods, but they need your help.

Please give whatever you can today to help them continue to provide desperately needed food, shelter and clean water.

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Flooding leaves families in need
Vulnerable people urgently need food, clean water and shelter.
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Kushmatia Masomat

Kushmatia Masomat is a 64-year-old widow living in a village in Bihar, India. She scrapes together a living as an agricultural labourer and looks after her four grandchildren while her son, also a labourer, travels to look for work. Kushmatia’s village floods every year. But this year is different. The water level rose suddenly, unexpectedly - and after nearly two months, it shows no sign of receding. Kushmatia and her grandchildren are now living by the roadside, with only the clothes on their backs. Kushmatia is worried. The fields are under water, so there is no work to be found. The family can’t get access to healthcare, and food supplies are running out. ‘If this situation continues for the next few days, we will begin to starve,’ she says.

Photo credit: CASA India

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