Reiterating its commitment to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable communities in India affected with the heavy monsoon, Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “In neighbouring India, the monsoon there has reportedly claimed more than 770 lives. According to authorities, more than 500,000 people have been evacuated. The UN stands ready to provide humanitarian support to the most vulnerable and affected communities in India.”
Dujarric, giving an update from UN humanitarian colleagues on flooding in Asia, said in Bangladesh, people are witnessing the worst and longest monsoon flooding in years. While at least 5.4 million people have been affected by severe floods, 11,000 households have been displaced and the death toll has surpassed 130-mark.
Humanitarian partners are working closely in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh to provide food, shelter, clean water, hygiene supplies and other supplies in the region.