Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.
Continous flooding in Bangladesh since August 14, 2014 has affected nearly 3 million people. Oxfam and its partners have deployed an Emergency Water Treatment plant and have been distributing safe drinking water to people in flood-damaged areas.
The Jammu and Kashmir floods in India on September 4, 2014 were the worst floods in more than 60 years. The flash floods affected more than 2,500 villages and hundreds of thousands of people. More than 450 villages were completely submerged. So far, more than 200 people have been confirmed dead and 700 injured.
The full extent of damage is not yet known, as communication networks in the affected areas have yet to be fully restored. The worst hit areas are Anantnag, Pulwama and Kulgam districts in South Kashmir, Bandipore in North Kashmir and Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu region.
There is an urgent need for clean water, food, tents, boats to rescue people and medical treatment. Oxfam teams are in the field and starting to distribute hygiene kits.
More than 200,000 people in 18 districts of Nepal have been affected by the massive flooding that extended from August 13th to 16th 2014, with 4 districts severely affected. Over 18,000 homes have been partially or fully destroyed. Oxfam and its partners are in the affected areas and have been providing chlorine for water purification and assessing recovery needs.
Three days of flooding in Azad Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan in early September 2014 has so far affected over 1 million people with the number expected to rise to 3 million. The flash floods affected more than 2,100 villages with more than 6,300 homes partially or fully destroyed. So far, 179 people have been confirmed dead and over 300 injured.
Oxfam is helping with search and rescue and has sent an assessment team to determine the best way for us to supplement local government aid efforts.
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