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.