Heavy rains develop from June to late September due to the monsoon, but this year the Red Cross reported that they have been the worst in decades. The spokeswoman for that organization commented: “a lot of attention has been paid to other disasters in other parts of the world at the moment andSoutheast Asia has been ignored".
Many of the victims were washed away when floods caused by torrential monsoon rains hit the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in June, destroying entire towns and cities in this part of the country that was crowded with tourists during the high season.
The case of Nepal is getting worse still struggling to recover from the impact of the 2015 earthquake, the UN classified the floods as the worst in the last 15 years: 140 people died and there are dozens of missing.
The real magnitude of the disaster is still unknown "still unknown as many affected areas remain inaccessible due to damage to roads and bridges, "reads a United Nations report.
More than 10,000 citizens are in relief camps with a shortage of water and food, exposed to diseases. Rescue missions to evacuate populations in the lowest and worst affected areas of the country have been thwarted by continued rains.
Chaos in Mumbai
The rains practically paralyzed Mumbai, India's financial capital. There have been 5 deaths so far, but 20 million people have been left homeless.
Tens of thousands of people are stranded amid the traffic chaos caused by the rains, and several areas of the city remain flooded.
Continual construction in floodplains and coastal areas, as well as the amount of plastic waste clogging canals and drains, make the city particularly vulnerable to storms.
Electricity, water supply, communication networks and public transportation were completely cut off during the 2005 disaster, attributed to the lack of planning in the development of the city.
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