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By Raqib Hameed Naik

Jamsheed Ahmed, 40, from Amdaar village of Bhagalpur district leaves early morning in search of food for his family, but every night he comes back with little he could collect from relief camps. Before floods in his village, he used to work as a labourer in a nearby Beedi factory. As floods have brought life to a standstill in Bihar, he is also among lakhs of laborers struggling to earn and sustain their lives. Last month, he along with 520 other families was provided with ration by the US-based IMRC Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), from a team of volunteers working in Bhagalpur district of Bihar. IMRC volunteers distributed food packets among 520 families at two centres in Amdaar and Agarpurtola village in Bhagalpur district and 1,080 families were provided with food packets in Manihari, Azampur Gola villages of Katihar district. Every food packet includes, 5 kgs rice, 3 kgs rice flakes, 1 kg Jaggery, 1 kg pulses, biscuits and 500 ml mustard oil.