In September 2008, Dalit Watch published a report on its findings while monitoring 205 relief camps in the wake of the devastating floods on the India-Nepal border. This report records the damage caused by the breach on the embankment of the Kosi river in August 2008 and appraises the quality of relief efforts in the aftermath of the floods.
Research was conducted in the districts of Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura, Araria, and Purnia.
Outcomes of the monitoring conducted by Dalit Watch indicate a large shortfall in the organisation of critical relief aid across most of the 205 monitored sites, particularly in Madhepura district.
Dalit Watch makes several recommendations for the improvement of overall quality of relief and to ensure greater accessibility for Dalit communities in particular.
Access the entire report as PDF (852 KB) here - Dalit Watch report - 2008