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1,200 Dead, 41 Million Affected by Flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

As much of the North American media focuses on the ongoing unprecedented flooding and relief efforts in Texas and now potentially Louisiana, another tragedy is unfolding, which is going largely unreported, in Asia.

Whereas the death toll in Texas stands at 20, the death toll in South Asia is estimated at 1,200 after weeks of unusually strong monsoon rains affecting India, Bangladesh and Nepal.The Red Cross estimates that 14 million people have been affected by flooding in India; more than seven million in Bangladesh and 1.5 million in Nepal. The United Nations puts the total number of people affected by floods and landslides at a total nearly double that, at 41 million.

Source: 1,200 Dead, 41 Million Affected by Flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

IF you’ve been paying attention to the news for the last few years about Bangladesh you’d know that they are suffering very real consequences of climate change.

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