More than 14 million people are affected by heavy rains, landslides and flooding brought about by monsoon rains this mid-July, in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Myanmar has also been affected. Some areas are still inaccessible because of the floods and landslides. There are about 152 deaths across the region. About 650,000 families in the three countries have been displaced.
Areas most affected are Central and Northeast Bangladesh; Assam and Bihar States in India; and Provinces 1, 2, and 3 in Nepal.
ACT forum members in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal are currently doing their assessments. India and Bangladesh will submit a proposal to access ACT’s Rapid Response Fund.