Recent Floods Leave Children at Risk
Devastating floods have left hundreds of thousands of children at risk of disease, malnutrition and exploitation in:
• Sri Lanka – The entire eastern region submerged in water. More than 1 million people affected.
• Brazil – Worst floods in decades. More than 800 dead and 15,000 homeless.
• Philippines – 500,000 people homeless after a month of nonstop rains. More rain on the way.
• Pakistan – New data shows floods’ legacy – record-high child malnutrition.
UNICEF has mobilized in all four countries to immunize children, supply safe drinking water and to distribute bed nets, nutrition and sanitation supplies. UNICEF is also working to safeguard children separated from their families.