1,200 Die as “Devastating” Climate Change-Linked Floods Submerge Parts of South As ia


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 29, 2017

https://democracynow.org – In the past month, more than 1,200 people have died amid flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. This year’s monsoon season has brought torrential downpours that have submerged wide swaths of South Asia, destroying tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals and affecting up to 40 million people. Aid organizations are warning that this is one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years, with millions of people facing severe food shortages and disease caused by polluted flood water. Flood victims in southern Nepal say they have lost everything. We speak with Asad Rehman, executive director of “War on Want”. He has worked on climate change issues for over a decade.

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