The UN Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is prepared to support India and
Bangladesh, South Asiain countries that are experiencing heavy rains
and flooding, a top UN official said.
"The office is monitoring the situation in both countries and stands
ready to support if the authorities request international assistance,"
UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
According to OCHA, around 30 people have died and one million
displaced due to monsoon rains in northeastern India.
In Bangladesh, at least 110 people have been killed in Chittagong and
40,000 people uprooted following three days of rain and flash floods,
Around 850,000 people and about 70,000 hectares of cropland have been
affected by floods in Assam, according to Agriculture Minister
Nilamoni Sen Deka.
Train services and road links between Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, parts
of Meghalaya and the rest of India have remained cut off. Landslides
at about 90 places, following incessant rains, have damaged roads,
railway tracks and bridges.