In late August, the Kosi River in India overflowed its banks in to  the state of Bihar after severe monsoon rains caused a dam to burst in neighboring Nepal, triggering what officials called the worst floods in 50 years.

India was grappling with the task of feeding and housing close to a million villagers displaced by huge floods in the eastern state of Bihar, as the rescue effort wound down. Some 900,000 people fled from their homes or were evacuated by boat since the Kosi river breached its defences three weeks ago on the Nepal border and changed course 

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