Chirang and Kokrajhar: Recovery and rebuilding

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Inspite of the violence and insecurity, Oxfam India continues to respond to the recovery and rebuilding efforts in the conflict affected areas of Chirang and Kokrajhar. As the Humanitarian crisis in Bodo areas grew, with thousands fleeing the August 2012 violence, Oxfam stepped up the supply of life-saving aid to more than 45,500 peopleacross 30 internally displaced people (IDP) camps in the two conflict-affected districts of Chirang and Kokrajhar.

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Rehabilitation and restoration of water and sanitation facilities in the conflict affected villages is a priority for @oxfamindia.

Oxfam provided emergency support to thousands from both the Bodos and Muslim communities and to the worst affected living in IDP camps in the two districts. We adapted our work to deal with a rapidly deteriorating situation and developed and implemented a water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme to address the worsening public health problems.

Oxfam is reaching out to 22,700 people in 20 conflict affected villages of Kokrajhar and Chirang. The Assam Ethnic Conflict Response Programmein Bodo Territorial Autonomous District is financed and supported by European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • We delivered clean water to people in 30 IDP camps.
  • Installed 140 water sources, rehabilitated& repaired water points in the conflict zone.
  • Formed and capacity built water management committees.
  • Constructed 200 gender-segregated latrines with hand wash facilities
  • Supported camp level solid waste management.
  • Conducted awareness raising campaigns in the camps& villages.
  • Constructed 213 bathing cubicles for women and girls.
  • 65 new hand pumps were installed with aprons and soak pit in 14 camps.
  • Water tankers were put in use to provide safe chlorinated water in the camps.
  • Bacteriological test has been done in 121 water sources.
  • 480 water sources have been chlorinated in two districts.
  • Training on minor hand pump repairing was been conducted in Kokrajhar district with local technicians.
  • A mass awareness campaign on public health was conducted in 17 villages.

    • With tens of thousands of people descending into camps the humanitarian needs began to grow and emerging need was winter support. Oxfam provided winter assistance and shelter assistance to 4500 IDP families. In addition, 1113 children, between 6 months- 6 years of age, have received supplementary food support.

      Our rebuilding livelihoods initiatives include support to farmers with agricultural inputs, grant support, tools and implements and technical support. Under recovery programme activities we are working on rehabilitating the water systems and installation of new water sources and sanitation facilities that were damaged during the conflict.

      • 1595 poor, small and marginal farmers were provided with certified paddy seeds.
      • 1243 households received paddy cultivating land tillage support.
      • 2711 bigha across 20 villages in two districts covered.
      • Six power tillers and eight tractors are operational in 13 villages.
      • 1243 conflict affected farmers including women farmers covered.
      • 330 ultra poor, women-headed households received unconditional cash transfer worth INR 6,800 per family.

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