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.


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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.

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

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

Narendra Shrestha / EPA Report

Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

this is so awful :( and they have no shelters, no nothing.

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#2 A Man Floats His Dead Nephew Away In The Koshi River Outside A Village In Nepal, After The Family Could Not Find Any Dry Land To Bury The Child

A Man Floats His Dead Nephew Away In The Koshi River Outside A Village In Nepal, After The Family Could Not Find Any Dry Land To Bury The Child

Narendra Shrestha / EPA / REX / Shutterstock Report

Lara B. 1 year ago

What a horrible felling to not being able to bury him properly :( They will never have that "one place" to visit him :( Sleep tight little one <3

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

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

Anuwar Hazarika Report

B Cool 1 year ago

Sweet boy <3 I would save my books too. Xxoo.

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#4 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

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

Suvra Kanti Das/ZUMA/REX Shutterstock Report

Tom Simmons 1 year ago

This is an algae bloom, probably from eutrophication

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

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

Biju Boro / AFP / Getty Images Report

Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

everyone suffers when nature comes down (thanks global warming)

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

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

Cathal McNaughton Report

Adriana E. Henricy 1 year ago

aww the kids! I hope they are all ok. At least kids can see the bright side.

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#7 Rescuers Recover Carcasses Of More Than 225 Animals After Floods Ravage Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve

Rescuers Recover Carcasses Of More Than 225 Animals After Floods Ravage Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve

Uttam Saikia Report

Bina Acharya 1 year ago

poor animal.. :(

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

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

Amit Dave / Reuters Report

Eirik Guttulsrud 1 year ago

How horribly ironic :/

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#9 A Woman Wades Through A Flooded Village In Bihar, India

A Woman Wades Through A Flooded Village In Bihar, India

Cathal Mcnaughton / Reuters Report

Mary Kavanagh 1 year ago

She's not smirking. She's grimacing. definition: smirk sməːk/ verb gerund or present participle: smirking smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way. "he smirked in triumph" synonyms:smile smugly, simper, snigger; More

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

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

Manish Paudel / AFP / Getty Images Report

Flinkie 1 year ago

How sad! I hope they find a good place to stay in <3

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