Friday 09th Nov 2018
The world is ignoring a major humanitarian crisis. Nearly 2 million people have been affected by this flooding disaster. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and more than 200,000 people have been displaced. This is a major emergency. But it has received very little international attention.
Without support, there are growing concerns about food security and economic development. There are also immediate health worries. With many areas still under water, conditions are ripe for the spread of mosquito and water borne illnesses.
Worst still, despite the response by humanitarian actors and the government, some remote communities are still cut off from aid—as it is hard to reach them: their homes are still submerged in water and access to them is only via boats.
IFRC has launched an Emergency Appeal, seeking 5,425,000 Swiss francs to support 300,000 people with emergency assistance water, sanitation and hygiene; food security and livelihoods; health and protection services.