While the media is currently tied up between Hurricane Harvey and the impending Hurricane Irma there is another natural disaster going on in South Asia. Record amounts of overwhelming monsoon rains have already taken the lives of around 1,200+ people including children.
Many poor villages are now left without access to medicine or food and thousands have lost their homes. These floods are engulfing India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. These places are facing long-term food insecurity as an enormous amount of farm land has been completely ruined. According to a statement given by the UN’s World Food Program, many flood survivors have lost everything: their homes, crops, and all of their possessions.
We should all be urging our local news stations to report on this devastating issue. Check out some of the images below to get a real feel for how devastating this issue truly is. People need to know about this!