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Duration2000/08 India has been suffering devastating consequences of this year's monsoon rainfall. Over 8.5 million people have been affected by floods since mid-June and over 780 people have been reported killed in 11 Indian States. Since the end of July, disastrous floods have wrecked havoc in particular in the north and northeastern States of Assam, Bihar, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, causing extensive damage to housing, infrastructure and crops. Water-borne diseases have reportedly hit some of the flooded areas.
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OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2000/08/25

The Indian Ministry of Agriculture reported that, as of 22 August, 14 districts in Andhra Pradesh had already been affected by floods during the current monsoon season. 61 people had been killed and about 7,550 hectares of crops affected.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/08/22
So far, the death toll has reached over 590. Nearly 8.5 million people have been in the grip of the flooding in the States of Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

AFP 2000/09/05
This year's floods, which started in early July, have already claimed 300 lives in the eastern Indian states of Assam, Bihar and West Bengal and affected some 10 million people.

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  • UNICEF 2000/10/24

  • AFP 2000/10/20
    Flood waters were receding in India's West Bengal state Sunday as the death toll over the past three weeks climbed to 1,358, a provincial minister told the Press Trust of India.
  • IFRC 2000/10/10

  • AFP 2000/10/02
    A let-up in heavy rains saw flood waters recede Monday in India's West Bengal state even as the estimated death toll from the past two weeks topped 1,000.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 6 2000/10/02

  • Reuters 2000/09/29
    Outbreaks of water-borne diseases were expected to increase among the millions of people in eastern India affected by the worst flooding in 22 years, officials and relief workers said on Friday.
  • AFP 2000/09/28
    The estimated death toll in devastating monsoon floods in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal climbed to 819 Thursday as waters receded in several badly hit areas.Total of 596 bodies had been recovered across the state, where at least 10 million people have been affected by the inundations. There are reports that 223 people are missing and it is highly likely that they are dead.
  • AFP 2000/09/27
    Hundreds of Indian flood victims were fleeing submerged homes in West Bengal state on Wednesday into Bangladesh, where officials say nearly two million people have now also been affected by the rising waters.
  • DPA 2000/09/25
    Nearly 600 people have died due to floods in the two neighbouring eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar, with the threat of diseases looming over many more, reports said Monday.
  • AFP 2000/09/25
    Food riots have broken out in India's West Bengal state where the worst flooding in recent years has claimed around 250 lives and spread into neighbouring Bangladesh.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2000/09/25
    According to the Indian Ministry of Agriculture, as of 22 September (exclusive of impact of the recent floods in north-eastern India), floods since mid-June have affected over 12.8 million people in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal provinces alone, and have claimed over 1,000 human lives in 12 States.
  • Reuters 2000/09/25
    The death toll from catastrophic flooding in eastern India climbed above 400 on Monday and officials said huge areas were still cut off, hampering rescue efforts.
  • AFP 2000/09/22
    The death toll from flooding in India's West Bengal state rose to 125 Friday, as army helicopters dropped food parcels to millions of marooned villagers.
  • AFP 2000/09/21
    Flash floods following incessant monsoon rains have inundated vast parts of West Bengal in eastern India, affecting some six million people and killing at least 64.
  • AFP 2000/09/13
    Eight more flood-related deaths were reported Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, bringing the toll from this year's monsoon rains to 338, the United News of India reported.
  • AFP 2000/09/09
    Nineteen more flood-related deaths were reported Saturday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, bringing the toll from this year's monsoon rains to 321.
  • AFP 2000/09/05
    Villagers in flood-ravaged eastern India are risking serious illness by drinking contaminated water, the Red Cross said Tuesday after completing an assessment tour of the region.
  • AFP 2000/09/02
    Twenty-three people have died in floods in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh over the past 24 hours, bringing the toll from this year's monsoon rains to 267.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 4 2000/08/29
    Main rescue and relief activities are summarized below: Nearly 100,000 people were evacuated from low-lying areas to 206 relief camps
    ;762 medical teams have served the victims;
    Over 320,000 of food packets were supplied;
    Drinking water was distributed through containers/tankers;
    Affected families are being given financial assistance and rice
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2000/08/25
    On Wednesday, 23 August, floods triggered by heavy rains hit the southern Indian province of Andhra Pradesh which has a population of 67 million. 24 cm of rainfall was recorded on 23 August, reportedly the heaviest rains in more than 40 years.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/08/22
    The State Governments have initiated relief measures which include provision of food, medical supplies, shelters, blankets, infrastructure repair and financial support to families of the deceased. The Indian Army has air dropped flood supplies into the worst hit States of Assam and Bihar.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/08/08
    Since last week, disastrous floods have reportedly submerged the homes of more than two million people and left at least 80 dead in northeast India, in particular in the States of Assam and Bihar.
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