monsoon flooding occurred in the
South Asian countries of
Pakistan from July through September 2017. By August 30, more than 41 million people were known to be affected by the floods,
 a figure that increased by 10% over the following three days, topping 45 million by September 2. According to
UNICEF, that figure includes 16 million children.
About 2,000 people, on average, have died due to deadly flooding in South Asia each year during the previous two decades, according to
The New York Times' reading of the
Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (EM-DAT) disaster database.