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South Asia Flooding

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08/09/2007Aftermath of South Asia Flooding Could Cause Entirely New Crisis, World Vision Warns
08/06/2007World Vision Partners with Governments in South Asia to Aid Flood Victims

Aftermath Could Cause New Crisis, World Vision Warns

Animal carcasses are being swept downstream by floodwaters into low-lying villages in India and Bangladesh, contaminating water supplies and increasing the risk of disease, World Vision staff said today. With stagnant floodwater expected to remain for at least two weeks, World Vision staff warn that an entirely different kind of disaster may strike the region.

“Waterborne diseases, including skin diseases, are spreading among the affected people,” said World Vision Communication Specialist Amio Ascension from Bangladesh. “It is estimated that one or two members of each affected family has been infected with diarrhea or other waterborne diseases.” Children are especially vulnerable from living in the open for an extended amount of time. Read more...

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In Bangladesh, World Vision is targeting 80,000 families for relief, providing them with a seven-day supply of food and non-food items.
photo by Amio Ascension/World Vision
Men and Women near Faridpur Town, Bangladesh sign up to receive food items. World Vision has distributed relief supplies to some 1,500 families.
photo by Amio Ascension/World Vision

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