[Editorial] Extreme rain, flooding, and health
The unprecedented volume of rain and floods during the past few weeks is difficult to comprehend. More than 1400 people in south Asia are dead and tens of millions more have been affected by extreme monsoon rains. The worst flooding in 100 years has left one third of Bangladesh submerged. In Nepal, almost half a million people are food insecure. More than 7000 schools have been damaged in India at the height of the exam season, with the result that many children will not complete their education.