UNICEF has warned that around 16 million children are "in need of life-saving " after the monsoon rains and flooding that have hit Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Up to a of Bangladesh is under . A total of 45 million people have been affected in the rains. UNICEF said: "Millions of children have seen their swept away by these devastating . Children have lost their homes, schools and even friends and ones." It added: "There is a danger the worst could still be to come as rains continue and flood waters move ."
UNICEF outlined what it is doing. It said: "[We are] on the working in close with…governments…in the South Asian countries to scale up [our] and respond to the immediate needs of children and their families." It added: "Massive damage to schools…and supplies means of thousands of children may miss weeks or months of school. Getting children back into school is [very important] in establishing a of stability for children during times of and provides a sense of when everything is being turned down."