Assam Floods Appeal

Floods devastate lives. People have lost their homes in Assam, as well as their agricultural produce, personal valuables and livestock, all of which they depended on for their livelihood. The full extent of their suffering is becoming visible only now. Without access to clean water and shelter,...

Fury to Friendships: Floods in Assam

Last month I got a frantic call from an old friend in Longleng district of Nagaland asking, “How are the people in Assam coping with floods?”  I said situation is grim but people are battling hard. For us floods have been always a boon in Assam as it leaves alluvial layer of silvery silt which...

Low on food in Assam, uncertain of the future

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...

Floods Relief Fund-Assam and Bihar

Oxfam has been responding to the needs of people caught in natural disasters in India since 1951. In the last 7 years, we have mounted 21 relief assistance operations among which are major disasters such as the Uttarakhand cloudburst, floods in Assam and Bihar and the Nepal earthquake. Based on our...

This Assam village had not seen a flood in decades

Sharelines This #Assam village had not seen a #flood in decades. Then the waves hit. Read story: http://bit.ly/2b1IF51 #WithAssam #AssamFloods2016 Read an #Assam #floods survivor’s first hand account: http://bit.ly/2b1IF51 #WithAssam #AssamFloods2016 Malowkhat village in jorhat district had not...

Nowhere to go

Mohammad Rupson Ali stands in front of his now destroyed house uncertain of the future. A resident of Bhoroluwa village of Lakhimpur district in Assam, 20 July 2016 will stay with him forever. That day, raging waters of river Singra swept away life as he knew it till then.As the flood waters rushed...

Floods Relief Fund - Assam

Floods devastate lives. People have lost their homes in Assam, as well as their agricultural produce, personal valuables and livestock, all of which they depended on for their livelihood. The full extent of their suffering is becoming visible only now. Without access to clean water and shelter,...

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