While all eyes are on Harvey, more than 1,000 people have died in South Asia’s floods
While all eyes are on Harvey, more than 1,000 people have died in South Asia’s floods.
Half of the country is flooded by waters from the Jamuna River during a particularly brutal South Asian monsoon season.
"We’re still in a response phase.
We’re still making sure that people have clean drinking water — without it, there can be a lot of health issues — and that people have clean food as well, and that people are able to sustain themselves in the immediate weeks and months to come."
"You see children playing in the waters of their flooded backyard farms.
You see farmers tilling the land, harvesting crops.
In Bangladesh, Marek said, the waters are starting to recede.
"The monsoon rains, the floods — they don’t understand country borders."
As he and his colleagues work in South Asia to assist people affected by the monsoon floods, Marek is also watching the news back home.
"Even in Bangladesh there’s a photo of floods in Houston, yet all around, there’s disaster in this country."