A women beneficiary smiles in front of her house in Assam. This house was provided as part of Oxfam's shelter assistance during Assam flood response programme 2012. Photo credit: Oxfam/2013
More than two million people were affected by the floods in Assam between June to August 2012 leaving a trail of destruction, damaging vast tracts of crops and shelter and leaving a death toll of 126 people. Oxfam launched a flood response programme supported by European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection targeting more than 48000 people. Oxfam responded to the flood crisis by providing emergency shelter and hygiene kits in some of the worst affected villages of Morigaon, Sonitpur and Nagaon. Emergency hygiene kits were provided to some of the worst-hit families. The second and third wave of the flood further worsened the living condition for the displaced population.