SEEDS is responding to Assam and Bihar floods in the times of COVID-19
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 is responding to Cyclone Amphan in times of Covid-19!
On 20 May 2020, extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Cyclone Amphan’ made landfall near Sagar Island in West Bengal. In India Over 5 lakh people were evacuated in the cyclone’s path, with districts of with East Midnapore, South 24 Parganas and Kolkata are worst-affected. Thousands of families are suffering through one of the most intense cyclones with coronavirus pandemic at the hindsight and require urgent humanitarian aid.
With extensive damage to houses rebuilding for the affected families begins from day 1.other issues are immediate homes repair support, survival with food, safe drinking water, hygiene items, basic home utilities and medicine is the key.
Join hands with SEEDS as we reach out to the worst affected families, sowing the seeds of hope and renewal in their lives.