The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that an 16 million children are "in need of life-saving " following the torrential monsoon rains and flooding that have hit Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Up to a of Bangladesh is currently under . A total of 45 million people have been badly affected in the rains, which started weeks ago. UNICEF said: "Millions of children have seen their lives swept away by these floods. Children have lost their homes, schools and even friends and loved ones." It added: "There is a the worst could still be to come as rains continue and flood waters move ."
UNICEF said it is putting all its into helping those who need it . It said: "[We are] on the ground working in close coordination with governments and humanitarian in the South Asian countries to scale up [our] responses and respond to the needs of affected children and their families." It added: "Massive to school infrastructure and supplies means hundreds of thousands of children may miss weeks or months of school. Getting children back into school is critical in establishing a of stability for children during times of crisis and provides a sense of when everything else is being turned down."