Urgent Appeal - Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and North-East India (Assam & Manipur) Floods 2017.

Oxfam is responding in flood-hit districts of Assam.

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Over 3.2 crore people have been affected in India leaving more than 900 people dead.

Floods have also affected 800 villages in Gujarat, 1.71 Crore people in Bihar, 29 lakh in Uttar Pradesh, 33.5 lakh in Assam and over 19,000 households in Manipur.** Oxfam India is on the ground providing critical relief and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We have distributed food items in Assam to 250 Households and Hygiene and Shelter Kits to over 5000 housholds in the worst affected district of Assam and Manipur. 

We are active in the worst affected districts in all five states and are working on-

  1. Renovating and installing elevated handpumps to supply clean drinking water even in high water levels
  2. Building Toilets
  3. Providing relief, shelter and hygiene kits for daily survival needs
  4. Providing counselling and phycological support to children and women
  5. Identifying new livelihood opportunities and training people to set up small scale shops or skill training. 
    For this, we need your help. You can help support 1 flood affected family and build a better future for all.  Such small efforts help a lot! SUPPORT NOW! 


People are in urgent need of our support to help secure their present and future. Let's take a pledge to support atleast 1 flood affected family and help them alleviate out of poverty. 

In Gujarat, over 200 people have died due to drowning or electrocution and the numbers are increasing. Banaskantha and Patan are the worst-affected districts where more than 5000 houses in 800 villages are under water.

In Bihar: The floods have washed away thousands of huts, badly damaged buildings, roads, bridges and standing crops worth crores. Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar are worst-hit by the floods where thousands have been displaced. Around 1.71 crore people have been affected by the deluge.

Uttar Pradesh: Lakhimpur Khiri, Bharaich, Shrawasti, Balrampur, Basti, Siddarthnagar are the worst affected districts3067 villages have been affected in 25 districts.

While the flood-affected poor people are driven to desperation, Oxfam's intervention shows a ray of hope that the aftermath of flood need not be this gloomy.

In Assam, 157 people have died . Karimganj and Lakhimpur are the worst affected districts.

In Manipur, for the past two months, floods and landslides have continued to cause devastation in the state and 19 people have lost their lives. 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 Gujarat, 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 is grim as the floods have damaged lives. Survivors in all five states continue to struggle with everyday necessities.

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. 


1.Number of People Affected so far : 12 Lakh*
2.Villages Affected: 800 villages under water*.
3.Districts Affected: Banaskantha, Patan, Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Surendra nagar, Dhanera, Deesa and Ahmedabad
4.Reported human lives lost – 224*
Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 3200 Households
*Inter Agency Groups (IAGs)-Gujarat, Medias

 Oxfam in Gujarat

 1. 60,000 NADCC tablets for water purification were distributed to the affected communities.
 2. Distribution of safe drinking water through water tankers initiated in 8000 people of Patan.
Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 1000
4. Conducting 
Public health promotion activities


1.Number of People Affected33.5 Lakh
2.Villages Affected: 3186 villages were severly damaged in 25 districts*.
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 8000 Households
5.Reported human lives lost – 157*

Oxfam in Assam

1.Distributed Food items- 250 Households
2.Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit –  12,163  
.Initiated Public health promotion activities in villages in camps
4. Eight water filters installed in schools, communities and relief camps.
5. At the community level four tube wells (100 feet deep) installed to support 85 families in two villages in three relief camps and two  with proper electrification.
6. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 
57840+132000 = 189,840
onstructed five temporary toilets 
8. 20 hand pumps reparied. 

 *According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority Flood Report  


1. Number of Households Affected: 19,095** 
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. Reported human lives lost – 19*
5. Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 65000 Households

 ** According to SitRep Sphere India and IAG Manipur 

Oxfam in Manipur

1. Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 1993 Households
2. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 119580
Constructed three temporary toilets 


1. Number of People Affected: 1.71 Crore
2.Villages Affected: 8397 villages in 21 districts were severely damaged*.
3.Districts Affected: Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar
4.Reported Human Lives Lost – 514*
5. Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 5000 Households

Oxfam in Bihar

1. Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 1432 Households
2. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 84180

Uttar Pradesh 

1.Number of People Affected: 29,22,684
2.Villages Affected: 3133 villages in 24 districts are severely damaged*.
3.Districts Affected: Lakhimpur Khiri, Bharaich, Shrawasti, Balrampur, Basti, Siddarthnagar
4.Reported Human Lives Lost – 110*
5. Oxfam’s Goal: To reach out to 3000 Households

Oxfam in Uttar Pradesh 

1. Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit –1562 Households
2. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 17100


Oxfam’s Response

Hygiene Kit Hygiene 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 Kit Tarpaulin and Ground sheet, Blanket /Bedsheets-2 Mosquito Nets ,Household water Filter and Nylon Rope.

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