Annual flooding in Assam and Bihar cause severe disruption to the lives of lakhs of people each year. Bihar alone accounts for about 30-40% of the flood damages in India 22.1% of the total flood affected population in India is reported to be located. Bihar Floods 2020 have, as on the 28th of July, 2020, affected over 24.4 lakh people and the Assam Floods have affected over 56.7.3 lakh people. 40% of land in Assam is flood prone and most of Bihar, 73% per cent of the total land area, is vulnerable to flood.
So far eight districts in Bihar and 26 districts in Assam have been affected by floods, and as the number continues to rise, victims of the floods need to be provided immediate and effective relief.
In the current situation with the spread of COVID-19, people are finding it difficult to access the usual institutions providing relief camps or are themselves hesitant to stay there. They are also finding it challenging to access the relief usually expected during such crisis and facilities other than food are becoming more difficult to access as the attention of the government agencies is diverted to addressing issues related to the pandemic.
ActionAid Association is responding to the Assam and Bihar Floods has teams on the ground that have been working to assess the situation and help victims and have as on the 20th of July, 2020 reached out to over 3,164 families with relief and support in Assam.
With the experience of having responded to Bihar Floods since 1994 and to floods Assam for over a decade and numerous other disasters across the country, we are best equipped to respond to the situation. Your contribution to the relief fund can provide immediate relief and succour to vulnerable communities.
3 REASONS TO FUND THIS CAMPAIGN
#1 Your support is crucial to provide immediate relief to victims of floods
#2 Your support can help affected people rebuild their lives after the flood
#3 Your support is crucial to ensure the most marginalised populations are not left behind in the rehabilitation process