Over 30 million people have been affected due to floods in India this year. The states of Assam and Bihar have experienced the worst flooding over the last ten years, affecting over 10.5 million people and claiming more than 80 lives.
SEEDS is promptly reaching out to affected families in the districts of Golaghat, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Barpeta and Morigaon in Assam and district Saharsa in Bihar. Based on the information from SEEDS volunteers on ground, there is an urgent need for safe drinking water, dry food, and hygiene kits including key items required for COVID-19 safety.
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 that we are helping impacted families with.
SEEDS’ India Flood Response 2020 in the times of COVID-19.