Urgent Appeal - Gujarat and North-East India Floods 2017 - Gujarat, Assam and Manipur

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GUJARAT AND NORTH-EAST FLOODS IN INDIA - Nearly 35 Lakh people affected in three states of India.

On 9th August 2017, fresh flood have devasted over 33 Lakh lives across 25 districts in Assam. 10 more people have lost their lives resulting the death toll to112 people.

Floods have also affected 800 villages in Gujarat and over 19,000 households in Manipur.** More than 300 people have lost their lives*. Oxfam India is on the ground providing critical relief and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We have distributed food items in Assam to 250 Households and Hygiene and Shelter Kits to over 3500 housholds in the worst affected district of Assam and Manipur. 

In Gujarat, over 213 people have died due to drowning or electrocution and the numbers are increasing. Banaskantha and Patan are the worst-affected districts where more than 5000 houses in 800 villages are under water.

In Assam, 112 people have died . Karimganj and Lakhimpur are the worst affected districts.

In Manipur, for the past two months, floods and landslides have continued to cause devastation in the state and 19 people have lost their lives. Imphal East district is the worst hit district with over 60,000 people affected. 

People have lost their homes, as well as their agricultural produce, personal valuables and livestock, all of which they depended on for their livelihood. 
The current flood situation in Gujarat, Assam and Manipur is critical and we need your help. Donate now to save lives.

Without access to clean water, food and shelter, flood survivors are particularly vulnerable at this time. Hand pumps are contaminated with flood water; open defecation and debris have become matters of concern. Stagnant water too poses the risk of water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, malaria and dengue

The situation is grim as the floods continue in Gujarat. Survivors in Assam and Manipur continue to struggle with everyday necessities.

Oxfam’s team is tirelessly working in the worst hit districts to provide urgent assistance for flood survivors to cope. The pressing need at this moment is to provide Food, Clean drinking water, Hygiene kits, Shelter to protect people from extreme weather and other Non-Food items like tarpaulins, blankets, ground sheets, and a specially designed Oxfam bucket that prevents contamination of water, mugs, mosquito nets and water purification tablets among other relief items. 

Your support can help flood-affected families receive lifesaving support. 


1.Number of People Affected: 4.5 Lakh*
2.Villages Affected: 800 villages under water*.
3.Districts Affected: Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Surendra nagar, Dhanera, Deesa and Ahmedabad
4.Reported human lives lost – 213*
Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 3200 Households
*Inter Agency Groups (IAGs)-Gujarat, Medias

 Oxfam in Gujarat

 1. 56880 NADCC tablets for water purification were distributed to the affected communities.
 2. Distribution of safe drinking water through water tankers initiated in 5000 people of Patan.
Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 948
4. Conducting 
Public health promotion activities


1.Number of People Affected so far: 33,97,268
2.Villages Affected: 3186 villages were severly damaged*.
3.Districts Affected: Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Golaghat, Cachar, Dhemjai, Biswanath, Karimganj, Sonitpur, Majuli, Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Morigaon, Chiranng, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara
4.Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 7500 Households
5.Reported human lives lost – 112*

Oxfam in Assam

1.Distributed Food items- 250 Households
2.Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit –  2664  
.Initiated Public health promotion activities in villages in camps
4. Three water filters installed in the relief camps.
5. At the community level two tube wells (100 feet deep) installed to support 85 families in two villages in three relief camps and two  with proper electrification.
6. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 

 *According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority Flood Report  


1. Number of Households Affected: 19,095** 
2. Villages Affected: 39 villages are severely damaged and under water**
3. Worst Affected Districts: Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal, Kakching and Bishnupur district
4. Reported human lives lost – 19*
5. Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 5000 Households

 ** According to SitRep Sphere India and IAG Manipur 

Oxfam in Manipur

1. Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 888 Households
2. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 53280

Oxfam’s Response

Hygiene KitHygiene Kit (2 No.Bucket with lid and Mug,8 No.Bathing Soap, gms,1 Set. Sanitary cloth with Cotton rope and Cloth Bag, ORS / NADCC,1 Unit.Savlon,1 Set. Comb and Nail Cutter,1 Set. Other Hygiene kit )
Shelter KitTarpaulin and Ground sheet, Blanket /Bedsheets-2 Mosquito Nets ,Household water Filter and Nylon Rope.