Update: Assam Floods 2017

As per the Assam State Disaster Management authority reports released on July 25, 2017, nine districts of Assam are under the flood water and life and live stocks badly affected. The nine districts are Dhemaji, Lakhmipur, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivsagar and Karimganj. AID site and ongoing projects cover two highly affected areas in Barpeta and Dhemaji as depicted in the map below. This is the Brahmaputra river basin and AID relief work covers two important sites one in upper Assam and one in lower Assam.

The CES-Jhai Foundation team already procured a boat from the ongoing projects and covering the flood affected areas in Barpeta in terms of relief works. The Rural Volunteer Centre is carrying out relief works in Dhemaji district. More than 200, 000 people are displaced and approximately 350 inadequate relief camps are operational so far. The death tolls are more than 100 so far.

Here are some snaps of affected people in Barpeta AID- project site. It is important to note that AID support on raised cattle shelter, plinth raised houses and raised drinking water pumps are working nice in some of the installed sites in terms of minimal livelihood support in those areas. While AID wishes to continue to support long term interventions in the affected areas in Assam mainly the river islands or chars as part of the Char Development Programme. Keeping in mind the immediate humanitarian needs AID is sending SOS support to the ground team to carry out immediate relief works and disburse the following items

  • Tarpaulene
  • Food packets, soyabeans, rice, pulses baby foods, jaggery, water purifiers,
  • Candles, match boxes, bleaching powders and mosquito nets
  • Cattle feed, poultry feed

The brief excerpt above is compiled by AID volunteer Mustafa Barbhuiya who visited the site two times in 2015 and again in January, 2017. His 2015, site report is published in AID website as Assam Diary and 2017 reports are under compilation.


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