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A man is pulled across to safety on a rope, as damaged buildings and the Alaknanda river are seen in the background, during a rescue operation in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

With the official death toll at over 1,000 and 50,000 people stranded, I spoke with ActionAid’s Barsha Chakraborty, who has been coordinating the aid effort in Uttarakhand, India’s worst hit state.