More than 250,000 people displaced by floods in the Indian state of Bihar could spend up to six months in temporary camps. The camps will be kept open until flood waters recede, Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, says. Floods have also displaced thousands in India’s Assam state and in Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes by the disaster are at risk of disease and starvation, according to aid agencies. The agencies say conditions in relief camps in Bihar are cramped and unhygienic and hundreds of cases of diarrhea, pneumonia and fever have already been reported. (BBC)

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