Amazon Appeal - Assam Floods 2017

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NORTH-EAST FLOODS IN INDIA - Over 12.6 lakh people affected in Assam and Manipur

Floods have affected 20 districts in Assam, leaving more than 12 lakh people homeless* and over 14,000 households in Manipur.** Oxfam India has completed its rapid assessment and started deploying relief items.

We have distributed food items in Assam to 246 Households in the worst affected district, Lakhimpur and Karimganj district. Whereas, our stocks are on the way to worst affected districts of Manipur.

In Assam, over 29 people have died due to drowning or electrocution and the numbers are increasing. Karimganj and Lakhimpur are the worst affected districts. 22,641 people have taken support at 177 relief camps/ relief distribution centers.

In Manipur, for the past two months, floods and landslides have continued to cause devastation in the state. 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 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 will get worse as the rivers in Assam and Manipur are flowing above the danger mark.

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. 

Assam

1.Number of People Affected: 12,55,692*
2.Villages Affected: 2053 villages are under water*.
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 5000 Households
5.Reported human lives lost – 29*

Oxfam in Assam

1.Distributed Food items- 246 Households
2.Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – Over 2000 families
3.Initiated Public health promotion activities in villages in camps

 *According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority Flood Report dated 10 June 2017. 

Manipur

1. Number of Households Affected: 14,252**
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. Oxfam’s Goal: Saving lives, now and in the future

 ** According to SitRep Sphere India and IAG Manipur dated 7 July 2017.

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.



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