1967 Photo Contest, Photo Stories, 3rd prize

Thomas Hoepker


01 January, 1967

Famine in Bihar, India, caused by a great drought and extensive floods in the north of the state. The situation is worsened by a small pox epidemic. The authorities try to cope with the situation by importing grains from other parts in the country and from the United States and by the distribution of wheat through fair-price shops. In addition, many international aid organizations have set up relief-distribution systems.

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Thomas Hoepker

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