South Asia’s worst flooding in a decade kill thousands and decimates millions of hectares of crops
(The Independent) Millions of hectares of crops have been destroyed across south Asia following the worst flooding in a decade, prompting aid agencies to warn of a looming food and financial crisis.
As floodwaters receded, one aid executive said: “The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend”.
More than 1,400 people died in the floods, which swept the region over a period of two months.
The squalid conditions created after two major rivers broke their banks in northern Bangladesh have left around 13,000 of people suffering from an outbreak of diarrhoea and other conditions.
Tens of thousands have been left living in tents, schools and makeshift shelters.