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Brahmaputra leaves a desert behind

As the floodwaters of the Brahmaputra recede for now, farmers of Assam find their fields covered with sand on which they can grow nothing

In a village about 20 kilometres from Lakhimpur – the main town on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river in Assam – Kushal Das stands on the road and strains his eyes to locate dry patches in his farmland…Read More

From drought to floods in 45 days

A scorching summer has given way to an above-average monsoon in South Asia; people who were praying for rain are now fleeing from it

By the end of July, an estimated 300 people have been killed by floods and around three million have been forced to flee their homes, as a water-parched South Asia has suddenly got too much of it since the start of the monsoon…Read More