A portrait of a flood victim during the 2007 South Asian floods. Her village is now supported by local organisation Samajik Shodh Evam Vikas Kendra (SSEVK) in conjunction with the ActionAid anti-poverty agency. Millions have been affected by severe flash flooding following particularly heavy monsoon rains across South Asia. Over 12 million residents have been displaced in India alone and many have lost their lives during the crisis. Bihar was one of the worst hit states and, although several aid agencies have been working to help the flood victims, the distribution of relief supplies has been hampered by floodwaters and badly damaged highways.