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.

#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

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Lara B. 3 weeks 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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#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

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Adriana E. Henricy 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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Mary Kavanagh 3 weeks ago

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