Mar 20, 2016

Oxfam distributed shelter kits and community water filters in Manipur

beneficiary receiving the OXFAM NFI Kit at Kabui Khullen village,Tamenglong District

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Oxfam has distributed shelter kits to 300 households in #ManipurEarthquake area. Read more http://bit.ly/1KDgvgg

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The Eastern Indian state of Manipur was hit by an earthquake that measured 6.7 on the Richter scale at 4:35 am local time on January 4. The epicentre was in Tamenglong district. Ten people reportedly died, and as many as 300 were critically injured. 2500 houses, many buildings and a bridge was damaged due to the disaster. One of the worst affected district was Tamenglong

 

Source: Skymetweather

OXFAM India, along with the ongoing European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) project consortia partner ADRA India, undertook Rapid Needs Assessment on 5th – 6th January, 2016, a day after the earthquake hit Manipur. OXFAM India and ADRA India team jointly assessed the situation in Imphal (East & West), Tamenglong and Senapati districts and identified as the worst affected. 

Oxfam's Response 

Oxfam started its earthquake response in Manipur on 30th January, 2016. In partnership with Integrated Rural Management Association (IRMA), Oxfam identified 300 earthquake affected households from 19 villages in Tamenglong, Senapati and Imphal (West) districts.  Shelter kits were provided in 52 households in Kabui Khullen village, Tamenglong district. Five community filters were also provided to the affected who did not have access to safe drinking water. 

Reports 

Manipur_ earthquake_response_Feb.pdf

 

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