SEEDS’ India Flood Response 2020 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.
Join hands with SEEDS’ India Flood Response 2020 as we reach out to assist the worst affected families, sowing the seeds of hope and bringing change in their lives.
Ration Kit – Rs. 1000
To help feed a family of five with ration kit consisting of a wheat flour, rice, pulses, oil, spices, salt, soybean, sugar, tea leaf and milk powder.
Hygiene Kit – Rs. 1500
To ensure dignity for a family and protect it from coronavirus and poor sanitary conditions. It comprises reusable masks, toothbrushes and paste, towels, sanitary pads, nail cutter, bathing and washing soap, buckets and mug.
Safe Drinking Water – Rs. 3500
To support a cluster of families with safe drinking water through local disinfection and repair of local water sources.
Home Utility Kit – Rs. 4000
To enable a family to cook and rest. It comprises plates, glasses, bowl, spoons, lighter; and bedding items like floor mat, bed sheet and solar lamp with USB charger.
SEEDS supported families in Sabarmathi nagar and Arundhati nagar
in Hyderabad with essential food items.
Record rainfall in Hyderabad & neighboring areas in Telengana resulted in severe situation of floods in mid October.
Heavy downpour in the city not only rendered families from huts & shanties homeless but had put them at a high risk
of health & hygiene in COVID19.
SEEDS chlorinated 180 hand pumps in the district of Jorhat, Assam giving access to over 1000 people for safe drink water.
338 shops are sanitised and 10 shops in Jorhat district giving a safer environment to over 1700 people.
After a flood subsides, risks of various diseases increases manifold. Communities, who are already suffering with displacement & losses,
are especially affected. That is why SEEDS with focused on decontamination & sanitisation drive in Jorhat District, Assam.
SEEDS in partnership with NEADS Assam, distributed over 100 hygiene kits to the most affected families of Bejorsiga,
Sumon Sapori, Supal Bagh and Bihari gaon village of Jorhat district, reaching out to over 600 affected people.
Broadcasting the information of FLOOD ALERT LEVEL 3 through SEEDS’ task force members in Kothia village, Saharsa, Bihar.
SEEDS oriented 70 students in Mahishi block of Saharsa district, Bihar on personal
hygiene and hand wash activities from contracting hygiene-related diseases.
In response to Assam and Bihar floods 2020, SEEDER Prashant Kumar from Saharsa district,
Bihar talks in detail about the importance of chlorination activity and how much it is crucial
post flood situation and amidst pandemic.
Emerging Needs- Voices
SEEDS’s flood resilient houses continue to save lives
The state of Assam in the Brahmaputra valley of North East India is exposed to multiple hazards of seismic, flood and cyclone to a critical extent.
Conserving Ground Water for Future Generation
Due to the continuous change in the climate there is a constant degradation of water table in Mahishi Block. The main reason for this is lack of rain water and the disbursement of rain water into river, streams, lakes and small puddle/ponds.