TE24 International Desk:
LONDON – As the risk of waterborne diseases increases, Bangladesh urgently needs 3.5 million more clean drinking water, with flash floods drowning 15 children, a UNICEF representative said on Friday.
“It’s a staggering number of children and an increase in recent days. Huge areas are completely submerged and isolated from safe drinking water and food supplies. Children need help right now,” Sheldon Yate said.
Governments and aid agencies rushed to the scene after the floods swept across a quarter of South Asia, including water and various supplies.
The floods have similarly disrupted healthy offices, closed schools and disrupted the lack of healthy nutrition treatment for many children, Yate said in a preparation in Geneva.
The incidence of intestinal relaxation has risen to 2,700 as of this week’s center, he added.
Experts in Bangladesh and neighboring India have warned of a gambling epidemic. The worst floods in the southeastern Sylhet region for more than 100 years have left more than 4.5 million people abandoned and a handful killed in Bangladesh.
In the eastern Indian region of Assam, Indian Flying Corps helicopters have been instructed to remove food and various supplies to move networks.