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Last updated: July 21, 2020
In July 2020, extreme rainfall caused widespread flooding in India. More than 3,000 villages across 29 districts in the state have flooded. 2-3 million people and 160,000 hectares cropland have been adversely affected so far. At least 60 people have died.
Several rivers—including the mighty Brahmaputra—are flowing above danger level, causing floods and consequently leaving thousands of families homeless. The Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger level at Neematighat in Jorhat and Dhubri. Jia Dharali at NT Road Crossing and Kopili at Nagaon and Dhansiri at Numaligarh.
The flood affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Chirang, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Kamrup, Kamrup (M), Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, West Karbi-Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar and Charaideo.
Current needs identified by our local nonprofit partners include:
SEEDS India: SEEDS is promptly reaching out to affected families in Assam with safe drinking water, dry food, and hygiene kits including key items required for COVID safety, as the most urgent needs based on the information from SEEDS volunteers on ground. With extensive damage to houses, affected families need to start rebuilding from day one, in order to have a roof above their heads. This is critical given the continued rains in these areas. Immediate support for repairing homes and getting basic home utilities are thus the next priorities.
IGSSS India: partner has been working in Assam and focus on flood response, recovery and preparedness for many years. IGSSS is currently responding and in immediate needs of hygiene kits, plastic mats, and tarpaulins, mosquito nets and unconditional cash support for the affected families.
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