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An estimated 25,000 people have been affected – with 150 deaths and hundreds still missing – after flash floods in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, India on Aug. 6 caused widespread destruction and swept away many homes. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing urgently needed medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the worst affected villages in and around the town of Leh. MSF is distributing shelter, kitchen and hygiene kits to 2,000 of the most vulnerable families. The kits contain blankets, soap, jerry cans, clothes, cooking items and tarps.

MSF has been able to resume some of its activities in Jammu & Kashmir after round-the-clock curfews and increasing violence led it to temporarily halt its mental health services on 12 September.

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Visceral leishmaniasis is known worldwide as kala azar. Since 2007, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been implementing a kala azar diagnostic and treatment project in Bihar state, northern India. It is 10 in the morning and several people are already waiting at the lab doors to be tested for kala azar. The lab is located at the kala azar diagnostic and treatment unit in Sadar Hospital, which is the referral facility in the Vaishali district, home to roughly three million people.

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