The monsoons have caused devastating floods and landslides, resulting in death, injury, and home destruction. The deluge has affected more than 5.5 million people, including 1.25 million in Barpeta alone,
followed by Dhubri (594,708),
and Kamrup (400,214), making them the five worst-affected districts.
The flood situation in Assam's Kamrup district deteriorated after flood waters entered new areas, affecting more than 70,000 people. The yearly floods have added to the misery of the already suffering families. The geographical setting of the region, the high intensity of rainfall of the South West Monsoon, and the easily erodible geographical formation have aggravated floods in Assam.
Target Beneficiaries -
The proposed relief program will make special efforts to be inclusive in its approach and prioritize the excluded communities. Priority will be given to the most vulnerable sections of the affected communities, such as the marginalized and excluded communities, women households, people with disabilities, and children.
Expected Outcomes -
- Flood-affected people will have enough food for at least 15-20 days.
- Flood-affected women and adolescent girls will be able to meet their feminine hygiene needs.
- Distribution of Dry Rations
- Distribution of Hygiene Kits
ERRS is an initiative by the Humanity Welfare Council that responds comprehensively to catastrophes and natural calamities with an enhanced perspective in its strategies of integrating a long-term understanding of the causes and consequences. Through our signature community-led approach, our teams are responding immediately in the most impacted areas.
We're providing critical supplies like food and shelter to communities impacted by the floods. Additionally, we are continuing to respond to the devastation caused by COVID-19 that has made this crisis adversely affect people in poverty.
Our response is community-driven, which means your donation today invests in the change that lasts. Your generosity will help us respond to this crisis, sustain long-term disaster preparedness, and support the emergency needs of the communities affected.