Flood in times of COVID has been extremely distressing. With the onset of the monsoon flood situation in Upper Assam have been strenuous. Most of the rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger line causing widespread floods. Thousands of families have been left homeless as this levels of flooding wasn’t anticipated. Majuli is a remotely located flood-affected island district. It has a population of about 170, 000, with a majority of the population belonging to the tribal and the scheduled caste communities collectively. Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood. Forty villages across two panchayats in Majuli have been have been mapped to be worst affected by floods where many families have taken shelter either in government relief camps or self-built temporary shelter. In another region of Assam where our partner organization is active, have too reported dire situations from the floods. 52 villages in Kalgachia Circle under Barpeta district have seen heavy infrastructural damages from this floods. With the livelihood of people is in crisis from back to back damages of COVID pandemic and floods they need support to survive and restart their living.
We are preparing to extend humanitarian support to 1000 affected families in three flood-affected districts of Assam; Majuli, Lakhimpur, and Barpeta. The support includes food and hygiene kit containing rice, pulses, oil, soap, masks, and other essentials. The quantity of dry ration may last for 14 days for a family of four. They will also be provided with tarpaulin sheets which can be used for protection from monsoon and yarn so that weavers can continue their livelihood.
The objectives of our support in this situation are -
*Identification of the people in need and regular follow-ups on their situation in this crisis
* Provide relief to the most needful in the form of ration support
* Tarpaulin and yarn support for weavers families for rehabilitation
About Ayang Trust
Ayang Trust is a public charitable trust registered in 2017, under the Indian Trusts Act, with its registered office in the Village Kulamua, Majuli, Assam. Ayang Trust runs a school called The Hummingbird School and we have been working in the area of livelihoods and education in rural Assam for over three years now.
Our Past Humanitarian Support
As part of the COVID response, we have supported 500 identified families in Majuli with food and hygiene kit. We have the required permission from the administration to extend the support as needed.
We plan to execute the project in two phases and complete all the activities in both phases by the end of July
First Phase ( 15th July to 31st July 2020)
* Procurement and distribution of food hygiene and other basic materials to 1000 families in need
* A database of all the affected households for regular follow-up
Second Phase ( 1st August to 30th August 2020)
* Extending the relief support to another 1000 affected families
* Advocacy with district administration for effective rehabilitation for the affected people
* Maintaining record of the beneficiary with supporting document (job card, ID card, BPL Card, etc of the beneficiary)
* Project report after the end of each phase
Bi-weekly report on the flood situation in Majuli
Funding Support Required
Total fund required - 20,00,000 INR. The break-up is as follows -
INR 10,00,000 to support relief kit containing dry ration and hygiene kit of value Rs. 1000 per family to 1000 families- Relief kit to have 10 Kg Rice (Rs. 300) + 1 Kg Pulse (Rs. 80)+ 1kg Sugar (Rs.40)+0.5 Ltr mustard oil (RS. 70)+ 2.5 Kg Potato (Rs.60) + 1kg onion (Rs. 30) + 1 Mask (Rs. 50) + 2 soaps (Rs 20) +100 gram tea powder (Rs. 30) + Dettol liquid and Mosquito Coil (Rs 170) + Biscuits/ dry snack(Rs 100) Total about 17 Kg of dry ration of Price 950 (Rs. 50 for packing and transport)
INR 4,50,000 to support 500 families with tarpaulin sheet (each tarpaulin sheet cost Rs.900)
INR 5,50,000 to support 500 families with yarn for livelihood rehabilitation. Each beneficiary will get 2 KG of cotton yarn