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A man goes out in search of drinking water in the still-inundated Gabura region. Credit: Moneer ul Islam/Oxfam

The international community must financially support those affected by Cyclone Aila, which hit Bangladesh a year ago. With the threat of an impending monsoon, people cannot return to their homes until damaged embankments are rebuilt.

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Cyclone Aila swept across southern Bangladesh and eastern India on 25 May 2009, causing widespread damage. One year later, communities are still waiting for damaged embankments to be rebuilt so that they can return to their homes.

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Villagers working to repair the embankment in village of Tareisahi in district of Bhadrak

The Indian organization Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG) has documented practices around agricultural adaptation in flood prone areas.

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L.D. Indranai is a member of a self-help group supported by the Giruwapathu Development Society (GIDES), an Oxfam partner that provided seeds, irrigation equipment, fencing material and technical support. Credit: Atul Loke/Panos for Oxfam

Oxfam International is preparing to close its response to Indian Ocean tsunami at the end of this month, four years after the disaster. Oxfam and its local partner organizations assisted 2.5 million people in seven tsunami-affected countries in the largest emergency program in its history.

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People evacuating by boat after monsoon rains caused the Kosi River, near the India-Nepal border, to breach its banks on August 18. Credit: Oxfam

Oxfam and our local partners are responding to the devastating floods that have uprooted millions of people from their homes in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

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More than one million people have sought refuge in over 150 relief camps after floods in Bihar swept away their homes. Credit: Oxfam

Efforts to tackle the devastating floods in north east India that have affected over 2.7 million people must be increased urgently to avert a secondary disaster due to disease, warns international agency Oxfam today.

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Afsana, teacher, India

Afsana is a teacher at Kassmandi Khund School in India. She refuses to let tradition stand in the way of her making a difference.

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