National Geographic : 1933 Feb
Photograph byCabot Coville THE SUNGARI RIVER IN FLOOD Many of the Russians to whom these houses belonged continued to live on their roofs, having no otherplace togo.Food was brought tothem daily under the auspices of an international committee composed of the foreign business men of Harbin. This committee handled thefunds forrelief work, donated chiefly by foreign firms and associations. The normal channel of the river was to the right of the submerged houses. THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE REFUGEE ENCAMPMENT When their homes were inundated in August, 1932, more than 1oo,ooo people evacuated the Chinese districtofHarbin and took upquarters such asthese.