POWERFUL floods have killed almost 700 people and affected around 16 million more across South Asia.
The worst flooding in a decade is causing widespread misery for people across Bangladesh, northeast India and Nepal.
Charities are warning that the scale of the flooding will have a huge impact on food supplies. The flooding has hit at the start of the planting season for farmers, which may cause food shortages for years to come. Water sources have been contaminated by the floodwaters, which means that diseases carried in water can spread quickly. In Assam, India, around 450,000 people are thought to be living in camps.
Charities like Save The Children are working around the clock to get help to people in remote areas. The flooding has damaged roads and railway lines badly, making the rescue effort even harder.
More rain is forecast this week, bringing more flooding and misery to the region. Families wade home in a flooded area in Gaibandha, Bangladesh