Northeastern India Flood Response 2018
The northeastern part of India has been reeling under floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains. More than 6,50,000 people have been affected across the four states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura!
In Manipur, 23,456 houses have been damaged; approximately 34,000 people in Tripura and 160,000 people in Assam are taking refuge in relief camps set up across the state; and 1066 families in Mizoram have been affected by the flooding and landslides.
* Sources: Sphere Situation Report in India 5: Flood and landslides in North East India States (16 June, 2018), National Emergency Response Center Report (17 June) and state government reports.
Currently, rescue missions continue to be underway. However, as the water recedes, new challenges will emerge. The structural damages are expected to be very high, especially in case of houses and schools, rendering them inhabitable.
Thousands of families will be forced to stay out in the open, braving the incessant rains. Flood damage will compel schools to stay closed, threatening continuity of education and posing trauma to young minds as they recover from losses.
SEEDS is responding to the floods in Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura with immediate shelter and education support!
This appeal seeks a total of INR 7.5 crores.
This will enable SEEDS to support 1000 families who have lost their houses during floods. These transitional shelters will ensure a roof over their heads for at least a year till they are able to rebuild on their own. 30 schools will be supported with temporary learning centers, enabling continued education.