While India grapples with the long-term effects of the pandemic, floods are ravaging Assam, leaving thousands of lives at risk. People have lost their homes and their livelihoods. Roads are washed away, people are cut off from essential amenities, and water is scarce as supplied have been ripped out of the ground. People who were already living in poverty are suffering the most. Heart-wrenching images of displaced families with children wading through contaminated waters are being reported.
The deluge which was brought about by the pre-monsoon rainfall that overflowed the Brahmaputra and its tributaries thus triggering deadly landslides and floods up to waist deep in some areas. It is said to continue over the next few weeks. Embankments, roads, bridges and other infrastructure have been damaged by flood waters in Cachar, Udalguri, Dhubri, Karimganj, Nagaon, Nalbari, Dima Hasao, Goalpara and Hojai. According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one person each died in Kampur and Raha of Nagaon district. With this, the total number of people losing their lives in this year’s flood and landslides has reached 30.
In order to support those people who are in distress, SEEDS has come forward to reach out to those people who are in real and dire need of help and support in various parts of Assam through providing relief in the form of ration kits, hygiene kits and other essential items.
We appeal to your generosity to provide the vulnerable communities in Assam with much needed relief assistance from this devastating calamity. Together, we can help and make a difference.
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