In 2007, the South Asian monsoons have caused one of the worst floods ever in India. More than 1,800 people have died, and the floods have completely destroyed thousands of villages. The states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are among the most affected. Due to excessive rains, the emergency gates on the dams of the river Ghaghra in Nepal had been opened, which repeatedly caused flooding in these states. As the water started rising, people moved from their villages to embankments along the riverside. The poorest of them, who have had no possibility to get away or receive help from relatives, had been waiting there for weeks, completely cut off from the outside world.
|Duration:||Since August 2007|
|Partner:||UNNATI, Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra, Megh Pyne Abhiyan|