18 Horrifying Photos From The Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People

As the media is currently covering Hurricane Harvey, few know that an equally devastating natural disaster is occurring in South Asia.


India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have recently received record amounts of heavy monsoon rains. The flooding that has followed has killed approximately 1,200 people — including children. Thousands of houses have also been submerged or lost completely, while poor villages are currently left with no access to food or medicine.


The conundrum won't remedy itself, so we need to give it attention. As a result of the torrential rains, the region now faces long-term food insecurity because of the amount of farmland that has been ruined. According to the U.N.’s World Food Program's statement: ”many flood survivors have lost everything: their homes, their possessions, their crops.”


Scroll through the images below and if you want to help, contact your local news station to urge them to report on it. You can also donate to the GlobalGiving Foundation, which is currently working with numerous charities and aid organizations to provide help and relief to many groups in South Asia.


#1 A Nepali Man Carries His Goat On His Shoulder As He Moves To Safer Ground At Topa Village In Saptari District

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Nepali Man Carries His Goat On His Shoulder As He Moves To Safer Ground At Topa Village In Saptari District
Narendra Shrestha / EPA

#2 A Man Floats His Dead Nephew Away In The Koshi River Outside A Village In Nepal, After The Family Could Not Find Any Dry Land To Bury The Child

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Man Floats His Dead Nephew Away In The Koshi River Outside A Village In Nepal
Narendra Shrestha / EPA / REX / Shutterstock

#3 Nepalis Swim With A Rubber Ring In A Flooded Area In Parsa District

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - Nepalis Swim With A Rubber Ring In A Flooded Area In Parsa District
Manish Paudel / AFP / Getty Images

#4 People Wait In A Line To Collect Drinking Water From A Municipal Tanker At A Flooded Residential Colony In Ahmedabad, India

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - People Wait In A Line To Collect Drinking Water From A Municipal Tanker At A Flooded Residential Colony In Ahmedabad, India
Amit Dave / Reuters

#5 In Demra, Children Walk Through A Flooded Field As They Return Home From School. The Mix Of Rainwater And Toxic Waste From Industries Has Turned The Water Green

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - In Demra, Children Walk Through A Flooded Field As They Return Home From School.
Suvra Kanti Das/ZUMA/REX Shutterstock

#6 A Woman Walks Through A Flooded Village In Motihari, Bihar State, India

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Woman Walks Through A Flooded Village In Motihari, Bihar State, India
Cathal McNaughton

#7 A Woman Wades Through A Flooded Village In Bihar, India

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Woman Wades Through A Flooded Village In Bihar, India
Cathal Mcnaughton / Reuters

#8 Indian One-horned Rhinoceroses Wade Through Flood Waters At The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary In Assam

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - Indian One-horned Rhinoceroses Wade Through Flood Waters At The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary In Assam
Biju Boro / AFP / Getty Images

#9 A Nepali Man Tries To Cross Flood Water At Topa Village In Saptari District

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Nepali Man Tries To Cross Flood Water At Topa Village In Saptari District
Narendra Shrestha / EPA

#10 Rescuers Recover Carcasses Of More Than 225 Animals After Floods Ravage Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - Rescuers Recover Carcasses Of More Than 225 Animals After Floods Ravage Kaziranga Wildlife Reserve
Uttam Saikia

#11 A Boy Uses A Banana Raft To Transport His Books In Jakhalabandha Area In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Boy Uses A Banana Raft To Transport His Books In Jakhalabandha Area In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India
Anuwar Hazarika

#12 A Man Walks Through A Flooded Street During A Heavy Downpour In The Northeastern Indian State Of Tripura

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Man Walks Through A Flooded Street During A Heavy Downpour In The Northeastern Indian State Of Tripura
Arindam Dey / AFP / Getty Images

#13 A Man Tries To Cross A Flooded Street In Birgunj, Nepal

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Man Tries To Cross A Flooded Street In Birgunj, Nepal
Manish Paudel / AP

#14 Cattle Graze As A Woman Walks On Higher Ground In Saptari District, Nepal

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - Cattle Graze As A Woman Walks On Higher Ground In Saptari District, Nepal
Navesh Chitrakar

#15 Indians Wade Through A Flooded Street During Heavy Rain Showers In Mumbai

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - Indians Wade Through A Flooded Street During Heavy Rain Showers In Mumbai
Punit Paranjpe

#16 An Indian Woman Holds A Goat While Sitting On A Makeshift Raft In Koliabor Village In Assam

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - An Indian Woman Holds A Goat While Sitting On A Makeshift Raft In Koliabor Village In Assam
Biju Boro / AFP / Getty Images

#17 A Mahout Bathes His Elephant Inside The Flooded Kaziranga National Park In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Mahout Bathes His Elephant Inside The Flooded Kaziranga National Park In Nagaon District, In The Northeastern State Of Assam, India
Anuwar Hazarika

#18 A Bangladeshi Man Sits In His Flooded Shop After Heavy Rain In Dhaka

18 Devastating Pictures Of The Flooding In South Asia That Will Shock You - A Bangladeshi Man Sits In His Flooded Shop After Heavy Rain In Dhaka
A.m. Ahad / AP

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18 Horrifying Photos From The Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People 18 Horrifying Photos From The Floods In South Asia That Killed 1200 People Reviewed by Κατερίνα Παπ on 4:34 AM Rating: 5

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  1. I just want to say that I can't believe the photographer would let his photos kill 1200 people

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