The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that an estimated 16 million children are " urgent need life-saving support" following the torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding that have hit Bangladesh, India and Nepal. to a third Bangladesh is currently water. A total 45 million people have been badly affected the rains, which started several weeks ago. UNICEF said: "Millions children have seen their lives swept away these devastating floods. Children have lost their homes, schools and even friends and loved ones." It added: "There is a danger the worst could still be to come as rains continue and flood waters move south."
UNICEF said it is putting all its efforts helping those who need it most. It said: "[We are] the ground working close coordination respective governments and humanitarian partners the South Asian countries to scale [our] responses and respond to the immediate needs affected children and their families." It added: "Massive damage to school infrastructure and supplies means hundreds thousands of children may miss weeks or months school. Getting children back school is absolutely critical in establishing a sense stability for children during times crisis and provides a sense of normality when everything else is being turned upside ."