Srinagar, Kashmir: The recent floods have left many people in Kashmir homeless. With over 25000 houses estimated to be uninhabitable only in Srinagar and more than 200 people dead, thousands are stranded across the state. A large section of the population has found temporary shelters in relief camps.
Razia, 80, at a relief camp in Sonawar. Razia was stranded on the rooftop of her daughter’s home and was rescued by her neighbours after making desperate calls for help.
Sana (center) with her sisters, Rifat and Farhana, at the Bemina relief camp. Sana was trapped in her house and was rescued by a local. She reunited with her family three days after the floods.
Inside of a tent pitched in a relief camp in Srinagar. Thousands are living in tents after their houses have been washed away by flood waters.
Mehmooda Shafi, 75, mother of three, sits in a tent at Hyderpora. She was brought here from Qamarwari area of Srinagar in a truck by locals, after her house was inundated.
Hajira, 55, sits in a makeshift tent outside her colony, Batamaloo. She says that she was terrified as the sky started to roar. There were Chinar trees around, one of which fell on a mosque and damaged it
Rubina Jan, 70, a resident of Bemina, Srinagar, sits in her makeshift tent on the Bemina bye-pass. Over 25000 houses are estimated to be uninhabitable in Srinagar alone.
Shafiqa, 32, sleeps in a tent in PanthaChowk. She like many others, has been living in tents since the floods. She says she has no belongings now except a sheet of white polythene and some bedding.
Nasreen, mother of two had to evacuate in a boat, when water started pouring. She says her children are afraid of lightning. They cried throughout the night but there was nothing she could do.
Bakhtiyar, 12, with his grandfather. Ghulaam Hassan, in a relief camp in Sonawar. They had to evacuate in a boat in 15ft water. Being the eldest and the youngest in the family they were made to go first.
Arafat (left) and his daughter in law, Shazia (right), sit in a tent at hyderpora relief camp. Arafat’s son owns a truck and was out helping evacuate people.