As the floods in Assam enter its fourth week, the incessant rains make it difficult for the water to recede. Over 250,000 hectares of cropland (mostly paddy) have submerged in the water, causing heavy loss to the farmers. Most of the people in the flood–affected districts have been forced to live in relief camps. Access to clean water and proper sanitation has been a pressing challenge.
World Vision staff are working with the local government and partners to improve access to safe drinking water and better hygiene as well as assessing the flood-affected areas to set up relief camps.
World Vision India has provided food relief to more than 1,000 families in 18 villages, reaching out to a population of over 7,000 affected by the disastrous floods in the first phase of relief distribution. Distribution of non-food items, dry rations and hygiene kits to approximately 600 families is also taking place.
We need your help for the immediate relief and rehabilitation needs of the people affected by these disastrous floods.
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