Bihar floods 2008: needs assessment report

Flooding has caused unprecedented devastation in the eastern state of Bihar in India with thousands missing and thousands of villages destroyed. Around four million people have been displaced from their homes in 16 districts. An emergency response team from ActionAid visited the affected areas for a rapid assessment and has come up with a Needs Assessment Report. This report is based on the discussions with the flood-affected people in Bihar, community based organisations, peoplebased movements, Non Governmental Organisations, International Non Governmental Organisations, academic institutions, UN agencies, Government and media.