The Monsoon has already begun in Northeast India and the heavy rain fall has caused many rivers to overflow their banks.
GV Ichhamati River
GV Low-lying land submerged by rain water (3 shots)
GV PAN refugees camp amid mud and rain water
CU Refugees by flood-waters (3 shots)
SV Refugees in camp (2 shots)
SV Refugees queueing for rations in mud and rainwater (2 shots)
SV & CU Refugee children being cared for (4 shots)
GV PAN refugees and rainwater
SV Refugees walk through mud and water (2 shots)
GV Refugees with belongings in camp (3 shots)
SV Cattle being led to safety through water (2 shots)
SV Refugees with belongings move to safer place (3 shots)
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Background: The Monsoon has already begun in Northeast India and the heavy rain fall has caused many rivers to overflow their banks. Among the badly hit areas were some of the border districts of West Bengal which now houses millions of refugees from East Pakistan. East year, during the Monsoon, in Bongaon sub-division, the river Ichhamati and its two tributaries render 80,000 to 100,000 people homeless. Though the flooding has not yet become critical in the refugee camps, it soon could be. The camps are mostly situated in low-lying areas. According to the sub-division administration, the concentration of refugees in Bongaon is the heaviest and there are as many as 40,000 refugees who are yet to get shelter in the area.