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NGOs are dumping dirty, stinking clothes in the name of relief.

- A disaster management official

It (the Bihar floods) cannot and must not be seen as a calamity of Bihar alone.

- LK Advani
Leader of the Opposition

The first and foremost consideration of all political parties at this moment should be to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people. Wherever evacuation is needed, it should be effected urgently and smoothly.

- LK Advani
Leader of the Opposition

We will ensure all possible help to affected people and will do everything to rescue all of them.

- Lalu Prasad Yadav
Union Minister of Railways

By not counting those gone missing, the government estimates not only result in inadequate compensation and rehabilitation processes, but also underplay the need for rescue and relief, thus adversely impacting the affected community in need of help.

- P V Unnikrishnan
Emergencies Adviser, ActionAid (an NGO)

We have agreed to work together to ensure that such a situation does not arise in the future.

- Upendra Yadav
External Affairs Minister, Nepal

UNICEF focuses its response on delivering life-saving supplies like medicines, drinking water and sanitation equipment to ward off the threat of disease amongst the affected children.

- Patrick McCormick
UNICEF official

What can we do, we are leaving everything to God's mercy.

- Maheshwar Gupta
flood victim

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