An estimated 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides across a huge area of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The UN is also reporting that at least 900 people have been killed by the flooding.
While some level of flooding occurs annually in the monsoon season, Oxfam staff in Bangladesh reported that two-thirds of the country was under water in late August and in some areas the flooding was the worst since 1988.
In Nepal, one region received a month's worth of rain in just two days and the flooding it caused later spread downstream into India and Bangladesh, worsening the situation there.
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