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The monsoon and flood affected communities in North India

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LtoR: Neelam, age 18 (with her daughter Bobita age 1) and Sangita, age 8, Budhram, age 12 with their mother Usha, age 40 (in yellow and red sari), outside their temporary home. Usha, age 40, lives with her husband, six children and granddaughter in a makeshift shelter after they were forced by flooding from their home in the village of Para. The family crop of rice and sugar cane has all been destroyed by the floods. Usha has received food provisions from the government and Unicef suppled her a jerry-can and tarpaulin for shelter. Usha's daughter Sangita (in green) is suffereing a fever and received medicine from the Unicef-supported health-camp. ..Flooding along the River Ghaghara on July 29th forced the evacuation of people from the villages of Para and Reta in Barabanki District, Uttar Pradesh state. Residents, all of them from the Parsi scheduled caste, are now living in make-shift homes on an embankment 1km away. Three weeks later, many of their homes are still either beneath water or are uninhabitable. Crops have been destroyed. The government have provided essential rations of rice, salt, pulses and kerosine. Unicef supports a Barabanki district health department mobile health camp by providing medicines and funding. The health camp proved DPT, BCG and measles vaccination for children as well as general health check-ups for adults and children. Unicef has also disitributed ORS (Oral Rehydration), clorine tablets, jerry-cans and tarpaulin sheets to the displaced Parsi community. ..Flooding, begining at the end of July 2007, has ravaged 14 districts in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state. Crops have been destroyed, people left homeless and communities isolated. The districts of Barabanki and Gorakhpur are among those still suffering rainfall. Together with the government, Unicef is providing relief to affected communities, many of whom are without the resources to adequately cope with the situation. Supplies of chlorine tablets, ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts),
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LtoR: Neelam, age 18 (with her daughter Bobita age 1) and Sangita, age 8, Budhram, age 12 with their mother Usha, age 40 (in yellow and red sari), outside their temporary home. Usha, age 40, lives with her husband, six children and granddaughter in a makeshift shelter after they were forced by flooding from their home in the village of Para. The family crop of rice and sugar cane has all been destroyed by the floods. Usha has received food provisions from the government and Unicef suppled her a jerry-can and tarpaulin for shelter. Usha's daughter Sangita (in green) is suffereing a fever and received medicine from the Unicef-supported health-camp.  ..Flooding along the River Ghaghara on July 29th forced the evacuation of people from the villages of Para and Reta in Barabanki District, Uttar Pradesh state. Residents, all of them from the Parsi scheduled caste, are now living in make-shift homes on an embankment 1km away. Three weeks later, many of their homes are still either beneath water or are uninhabitable. Crops have been destroyed. The government have provided essential rations of rice, salt, pulses and kerosine. Unicef supports a Barabanki district health department mobile health camp by providing medicines and funding. The health camp proved DPT, BCG and measles vaccination for children as well as general health check-ups for adults and children. Unicef has also disitributed ORS (Oral Rehydration), clorine tablets, jerry-cans and tarpaulin sheets to the displaced Parsi community. ..Flooding, begining at the end of July 2007, has ravaged 14 districts in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state. Crops have been destroyed, people left homeless and communities isolated. The districts of Barabanki and Gorakhpur are among those still suffering rainfall. Together with the government, Unicef is providing relief to affected communities, many of whom are without the resources to adequately cope with the situation. Supplies of chlorine tablets, ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts),