Assam Floods | Our Response Updates

Assam Floods | Our Response Updates

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Over 7 lakh people have been affected in 26 districts of Assam. Over 25 people have lost their lives. Those affected are left without home or food and we are trying to reach out to them to provide basic clean drinking water, proper sanitation and shelter kit. We are working in close coordination with the district administration, Border Security Force, PHED, DDMA, Gram Pradhan, and community members.

Here are the latest developing updates from our flood response in Assam. You can also follow us on twitter for all the latest updates. 

12th June

We installed the AP 700 water filter in Lower Primary School in Rajyeswarpur Part 2 in Cachar, Assam. This filter can supply 500 litre of safe drinking water in an hour. Though set up in the school this is open for the community. 

Total number of ASHAs reached with the ASHA kit and with support of Rockstar in 490. 

9th June

Community Mobilisers conduct household surveys in Haying Basti in Hojai district to identify the most marginalised families for distribution of hygiene and dignity kits. 

The community members were also trained to operate the AP 700 water filter which we will be fixing along with UNICEF India

Along with ROCKSTAR, we also distributed ASHA kits to 250 ASHAs in Morigaon district. While this is through the Mission Sanjeevani programme, this will be immensely helpful to reach out to the most marginalised in the flood-affected areas as well.  

6th June

We have already set up 4 temporary toilets with bathing cubicles in Rajyeswarpur. Discussions with the community to identify sites to install temporary toilets in Mahadevpur 1 & 2 are on. This is in Mahadevpur Gram Panchayat, Cachar Assam.

3rd June

The temporary toilets are now almost ready for use. There gender-segregated toilets are being set up in partnership with UNICEF India in Rajyeswarpur village in Cachar, Assam.

1st June

Work-in-progress! The temporary toilets, in partnership with @UNICEFIndia, being set up in Rajyeswarpur village in Cachar #Assam by our colleagues Parmeshwar Patil and Vandana Mishra. The 2 temporary toilets with bathing cubicles attached are for 12 families (approx. 60 people). There will be separate toilets for males and females. 

We are implementing #WASH Assistance programme in partnership with @UNICEFIndia & in close collaboration with DDMA. Today our team—Andrio and Poonam—met with Anupam Choudhury (DC Hojai) & ADC Urmi Medhi.

30th May

Ensuring safe drinking water is a priority. We have begun water testing in Mahadevpur Panchayat in Cachar, #Assam. We are also training communities on the use of NaDCC tablets to ensure clean drinking water. 

29th May

  • Our contingency kits—tarpaulin sheet, ground sheet, bucket, mug, toilet slab, NaDCC tablets—are now on their way to Silchar. #Cachar We are hoping to reach 1000 flood-affected families soon.

28th May

  • We also had discussions with community members regarding the setting up of temporary toilets and drinking water facilities. During a humanitarian crisis, the availability of clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities is essential to stop the spread of any water borne diseases. Our toilets will be gender-segregated toilets.

27th May

  • 20000 NaDCC tablets have been delivered to 3 relief camps in Mahadevpur panchayat in Cachar district.
  • Our humanitarian response team comprising Andrio Naskar, Poonam Mishra, Neha Rani Verma, Vandana Mishra had an excellent meeting with @dccachar Keerthi Jalli. She was updated about our work. “She is very positive and advised using Aapda Mitras as well available volunteers too for PHP work,” said Poonam Mishra.
  • Since Cachar is a bordering district and most of the relief camps are close to the border, we are working in close collaboration with the Border Security Force, PHED, DDMA, district administration, Gram Pradhan, and community members.

26th May

  • Our response begins. We deliver ORS sachets & NaDCC tablets to Mahadevpur & Rajyeswarpur panchayat offices (Cachar District). Total 8000 NaDCC tablets delivered.
  • Since Cachar is a bordering district and most of the relief camps are close to the border, we are working in close collaboration with the Border Security Force, PHED, DDMA, district administration, Gram Pradhan, and community members.

25th May

  • Oxfam India team reaches Assam’s Cachar district. Our response will continue to reach flood-affected communities in Mahadevpur & Khelma GPs as well as Digabor Tea Garden in Kalain (Cachar).

19th May

4,03,352 people, including 80,659 children and 1,39,541women, have been affected and around 1,900 houses have been either partially and fully damaged in 1,089 villages under 26 districts. Over 39,558 people have taken shelter in 89 relief camps set up by the government. 

Rail and road links to Barak Valley and Dima Hasao snapped after heavy landslide. The water level of Brahmaputra river is flowing beyond the danger mark in Nimtighat in Jorhat district and Kopili river in Kampur area of Nagaon district. The regional weather forecast department issued warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunderstorm in most areas till 23 May 2022. 

Worst affected districts are – Hojai, Nagaon, Dima Hasao and Cachar. 96697 people including 38905 men, 32827 women and 24965 children are affected in 5 worst affected revenue circle.Silchar, Lakhipur, Sonai, Udharbond and Katigorah revenue circle are worst affected. More than 206 villages are affected and 1462 hectare land is inundated due to the floods. 43 relief camps have been opened in Cachar district where around 7589 people have taken shelter—2956 men, 2390 women and 2240 children. In Hojai, 88420 people are affected due to the floods, 59 relief camps have been set up where 31,111 people have taken shelter—20490 men, 9307 women and 1313 are children.

17th May

Around 200,000 people in 20 districts affected by floods in Assam; with the hill district of Dima Hasao completely cut off from the rest of the state due to landslides triggered by incessant pre monsoon rains across Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in Barak valley in Assam. 

The affected locations are disconnected due to breach of river embankment and landslide in most of the places and difficult to reach by mobile connectivity. Oxfam India's Humanitarian team began coordinating at the national and state level agency and other stakeholders for activating response at the ground.

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