Floods Devastate Nepal’s Southern Plains

Peter Gill and Bhola Paswan

Currently, floods are affecting over 16 million people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In Nepal, the floods began late last week, and although the waters have begun to recede, communities are devastated. According to the Nepali government, the floods have killed at least 120 people, destroyed 7,000 homes, and displaced over 18,000 families. Although the accuracy of much of the data right now is questionable, the Nepali government is in the process of a rapid assessment of damage, and is likely to publicize the results soon.