Almost No One Is Talking About Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People

Though the carnage of Hurricane Harvey is currently dominating mainstream media, Texas isn’t the only part of the world being ravaged by flooding. International news coverage has largely ignored the torrential rainfall that has been devastating South Asia for almost the entire month of August, and it’s time for us all to start talking about it.

Across India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, record amounts of heavy monsoon rains have caused disastrous flooding and landslides. Thousands of homes have become completely submerged, poor villages have absolutely no access to food and medicine, and nearly 1200 people have died – including children. Millions have been displaced, and are now wandering the region homeless and searching for help.

In case your local news station hasn’t been reporting on it, here are 30+ photos from the scene that you won’t soon forget. The GlobalGiving Foundation is working with a number of charities and aid organisations to provide relief to the many groups affected by these events, and you can learn more about it here.

A Nepali Man Carries His Goat On His Shoulder As He Moves To Safer Ground At Topa Village In Saptari District

A Boy Uses A Banana Raft To Transport His Books In Jakhalabandha Area In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

 In Demra, Children Walk Through A Flooded Field As They Return Home From School. The Mix Of Rainwater And Toxic Waste From Industries Has Turned The Water Green

 Indian One-horned Rhinoceroses Wade Through Flood Waters At The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary In Assam

 A Woman Walks Through A Flooded Village In Motihari, Bihar State, India

People Wait In A Line To Collect Drinking Water From A Municipal Tanker At A Flooded Residential Colony In Ahmedabad, India

Nepalis Swim With A Rubber Ring In A Flooded Area In Parsa District

 Children Raise Their Hand For Biscuit Packets, Being Distributed By Volunteers At A Hastily Constructed Camp In Assam State Where More Than A Million People Have Lost Their Homes

 An Indian Woman Holds A Goat While Sitting On A Makeshift Raft In Koliabor Village In Assam

A Nepali Man Tries To Cross Flood Water At Topa Village In Saptari District

 Cattle Graze As A Woman Walks On Higher Ground In Saptari District, Nepal

Indians Wade Through A Flooded Street During Heavy Rain Showers In Mumbai

People Use A Makeshift Raft To Transport Goats As They Wade Through A Flooded Road In Jakhalabandha Area In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

A Man Walks Through A Flooded Street During A Heavy Downpour In The Northeastern Indian State Of Tripura

 An Indian Woman Stands Outside Her Damaged House In Runi Village In Gujarat

 A Woman Looks Out From Her House In Janakpur, Nepal

A Boy Rows A Makeshift Raft As He Transports A Woman And A Cooking Gas Cylinder Through The Flood Waters In Assam, India

A Mahout Bathes His Elephant Inside The Flooded Kaziranga National Park In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

 Flood Victims Wait For Relief Supplies In A Village East Of Gauhati In The Northeastern Indian State Of Assam

 An Indian Villager Walks Along A Submerged Railway Track In The Flood-affected Jakhalabandha Area In Koliabor

 The Flooded Apron Of Biratnagar Airport After Heavy Rains, 240km From Nepal’s Capital Kathmandu

 Flood-Affected People Sleeping By A Highway Toll Plaza In The Indian State Of Bihar

 Flood-Affected Villagers Move Out In Search Of Safer Places In Bihar, India

 A Man Rides His Motorbike Through A Water-logged Road During Rains In Mumbai

A Man Casts His Fishing Net In The Flood Waters Next To His Partially Submerged Hut In The Northeastern Indian State Of Assam

 Indian Residents Walk Through Flood Waters In Malda In The Indian State Of West Bengal