India: Bihar flood relief updates - 16 Sep 2008

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Situation Report

The flood situation has improved to a great extent with the fall in the water level in almost all major rivers in Bihar. Nevertheless, the deluge seems to have left a painful impact in the lives of the victims. The struggle for survival continues as people battle with diseases and lack of food and clean drinking water.

EHA's Response

The EHA relief team continues to serve the flood affected victims in Madhipura and Saharsha by providing meals through the community kitchens. As on September 14, 2008, the EHA relief team has provided 44,845 meals in Madhipura and has surveyed 479 households.

The team also conducted a survey to explore two unreachable areas of Dinapati and Jorgawa, where thousands of Harijans have been trapped.

The Mobile Medical clinics run by the EHA Relief team continue to provide medical aid to the people in Madhipura and Saharsha.