Urgent Appeal - Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and North-East India (Assam & Manipur) Floods 2017. SIGN UP FOR MONTHLY SUPPORT NOW.

Oxfam is responding in flood-hit districts of five major states in India.

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On 1st October 2017, Assam was hit by a fresh wave of floods, submerging five districts, 86 villages and affecting over 78,000 people according to ASDMA. Just when people in Assam were coping with the floods that hit in August, another round of floods have dawned misery on people. 

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. With as low as Rs 500/ month, you can help support 1 flood affected family and build a better future for all. Your monthly support can help change lives.  Such small efforts help a lot! SUPPORT NOW! 


  1. The aftermath of Floods has left the people without food, shelter, clean water, toilets and source of income. 
  2. People have nowhere to go and lost all hope to rebuild their lives during these times of crisis.
  3. Oxfam is working with the most economically weaker section people to get back to normalcy and make a better living.
  4. Your regular support will help ensure that people don't go without Food, Shelter and Livelihood in the coming months. And children have a chance to go back to school and feel safe.
  5. These people will be trapped in a cycle of poverty without your regular support. 

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 Affected: 33.5 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 –

Oxfam in Assam

1.Distributed Food items- 250 Households
2.Distributed Hygiene Kit and Shelter Kit – 
.Initiated Public health promotion activities in villages in camps
Eight water filters
 and eight hand pumps 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
7Constructed 12 toilets 
8. 153 hand pumps have been chlorinated and repaired
9. Oxfam continues to conduct cleanliness drive, promote public health and menstruation health management activities in villages

 *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 – 2,265 Households
2. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 119580
3. Conducted 45 Public Health Promotion workshops and three cleanliness drives to help people live healthier lives
4. 10 water sources have been chlorinated and two repaired six 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 – 1453 Households
230 hand pumps have been chlorinated and five hand pumps have been installed
3. Menstruation Health Management workshop has been conducted for 1,500 women and girls and Public Health Promotion activities in five villages
4. Distributed NADCC tablets for water purification- 84,180

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
3. Water chlorination is being conducted at various flood-hit districts  


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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