Assam Flood Response 2023

Since 14 June 2023, the state of Assam in India is facing severe floods, affecting lakhs of people and causing significant damage. Heavy rainfall has led to overflowing rivers, submerging villages, and displacing residents. Families living along the river banks are ill prepared to handle floods of such high intensity, and are currently in urgent need of relief. We invite you to stand #UnitedForAssam to help the community in Assam to ‘Build Back Better’.

We request your support to reach out to families in this time of need. United Way Mumbai’s approach to disaster response includes immediate relief, as well as mid-term and long term rehabilitation of affected communities.

Immediate Relief

In the immediate relief phase, we are working with the district administration and on ground partners to assess needs of affected communities in the worst hit districts such as Barpeta, Biswanath, Cachar, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sonitpur, Tamulpur, Udalguri and others. The main concerns at present are related to safety of families that have been displaced and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).

Some of the current needs on ground are as follows. These will continue to be updated as the relief efforts continue on ground.

Food Essentials Kit

With individuals displaced from their homes, affected families need basic food essentials for their daily needs. Families will be provided with dry ration kits including items such as pulses (7kgs), wheat flour (2 kgs), mustard oil (2 ltrs), salt (2 packs), potatoes (5 kgs), onion (1 kg), sugar (1 kg), tea (250 gms), soyabean (750 gms), and biscuits (3 packets). The quantities provided in these kits will be sufficient to last a family of 4 to 5 members for 15 days at the least. The cost of a food essentials kit for a family is INR 1900.  

The cost of a food essentials kit for a family is INR 1900 

  Hygiene Kit

Inundation and lack of toilet facilities pose the threat of spread of diseases amongst affected families. Providing hygiene facilities for persons who have been displaced from their homes will help ensure they prevent diseases and live with dignity. A hygiene kit for a family includes items such as antiseptic, cotton, detergent soap (8), toothpaste (2), toothbrushes (5), sanitary napkins (4 packets), towel (1), bathing soap (8), combs (2), bucket with lid (15 litre), ORS sachets (5), bleaching powder (1), and phenyl (1). The cost of one hygiene kit for a family is INR 1900.

The cost of one hygiene kit for a family is INR 1900/- 

 Clean Drinking Water

The flooding has resulted in contamination of water sources, making the availability of potable water a scarce resource, in affected regions. Families will be provided with non-electric water purifiers that will ensure easy access to clean drinking water and reduce the risk of diseases spread through water contamination. The filters require no additional maintenance cost and retain essential minerals and salts needed for the body. Further these water filters can treat arsenic content from the contaminated water. The cost each water filter for a family is INR 4650.

The cost of each water filter for a family is INR 4650/-. 

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Mid-Term / Long Term Rehabilitation

Mid-term and long term will be assessed as needs evolve on ground. Based on our experience of disaster response in this region, we understand these will include:

  • Disinfection of community tubewells and raising the platforms: 
  • Reconstruction/ Restoration of shelters 
  • Reconstruction/ Restoration of public infrastructure: Community halls, schools, Anganwadi centers, etc. 
  • Disaster preparedness: Construction of high raised platforms and community halls for the communities in the flood prone areas 
  • Livelihood restoration: 
    • Supporting farmers with farm inputs (seeds, equipment, etc.)
    • Supporting fishing communities with fishing equipment (boats, nets, etc.)

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