Aug 8, 2016

Low on food in Assam, uncertain of the future

Makita Daw wades through the flood water in front of her home. Photo Credit: Oxfam

Makita Daw wades through the flood water in front of her home. Photo Credit: Oxfam

Makita Daw, 62, from Mishimi Ati village in the flood affected Jorhat district has been facing severe challenges since 8 July 2016. She has a food grain machine which she is unable to use in the absence of electricity. Her livestock is without fodder. As a wage labourer with 7 family members in her family to feed, Makita is worried about not having enough food to feed her family and fodder for her livestock. 

Makita is concerned about her family members’ health given the poor hygiene conditions brought on by the flood water. She only hopes her livestock too will not fall ill. Her children are unable to go to school as schools are flooded, while the few which are not, are serving as relief camps.

She is in urgent need of chlorination tablets, food, tarpaulin, sanitation assistance and fodder for her livestock.

Donate generously so that people like Makita can get the relief assistance they urgently need. 

Assam Floods 2016

Makita's home surrounded by flood water. Photo Credit: Oxfam/NEADS

Assam Floods 2016

Makita is worried about the health of her livestock- an important source of livelihood for her family of 7. Her goats and chicken stay afloat on piles of collapsed vegetation and debris. Fodder shortage poses a massive challenge during these floods. Photo Credit: Oxfam

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