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2020 Assam Flood Response (India)

LocationIndia

Issue AreaDisaster

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Situation report

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.

Immediate Needs

Current needs identified by our local nonprofit partners include:

  • Ration kits for families consist of rice, dal, oil, salt, soybeans, etc.
  • Clean drinking water
  • Tarpaulins / emergency shelters for displaced residents
  • Hygiene and sanitation kits
  • Medium and longer term’s recovery work such as: livelihood recovery, rehabilitation of damaged houses and public facilities, psychosocial supports to floods affected communities
  • Ongoing disaster preparedness work

Our Partners’ Response

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.

How to Donate

To donate online to Give2Asia’s Flood Response fund, visit our donation page. Your gift will support local nonprofits in the area of greatest need.

To support a specific organization, contact us to make a donor-advised grant. Donations from the USA are eligible for tax benefits.

For corporate giving opportunities, please request a consultation with our international grantmaking team.

 

For details on our related campaigns, see our 2020 China Flood Response and 2020 Kyushu Flood Response pages. Photos courtesy of SEEDS.

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