The following is an excerpt from an article posted on NPR.org in August 2017: 

“With a reported 50 inches of rainfall, flash flooding and high, murky waters, Hurricane Harvey in Houston has gripped America’s attention. But halfway around the world, another flood has wreaked havoc on historic levels. Two weeks ago, record monsoon rains hit parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, bringing the worst floods the region has seen in years. Over 1,200 people have been killed and 24 million affected.

Relief agencies like the Red Cross, Islamic Relief and Save the Children are on the ground in both areas, juggling resources to address the crises. ”

NPR interviewed IRUSA’s Minhaj Hassan on humanitarian aid efforts in the U.S. and across South Asia. The interview is available in the full post.

 

Read the full post on NPR.org

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