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URGENT APPEAL - FLOOD Relief programme in Assam and Bihar

PHIA Flood Relief Programme Assam Bihar

Assam and Bihar are reeling under the catastrophic impact of floods due to heavy rainfall in the state and upper catchment area of Nepal and in northern and north eastern Bihar. The collective population affected is around 10.5 million*. The collective toll of deaths in the 2 states is close to 93 individuals.

In Assam

More than 5.8 million people from 30 districts are severely affected by the floods. The worst affected districts are Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Barpeta and Morigoan where immediate relief is required.

A total of 17,33,72 hectares of crop area has been reported affected across 4626 villages. More than 10 lakh big animals, 5 lakh small animals and 12 lakh poultry birds are affected as per the latest reports. A total of 1.5 lakh people have taken shelter in 226 relief camps organized by the government. Many families had to take shelter in make shift shelters in high areas within the villages marooned by water and many are facing difficulty to reach safer locations.

In Bihar

The flood situation has worsened in Bihar as heavy rains continue to lash the upper catchment area of Nepal and in Northern and North-Eastern Bihar. Around 4.7 million people are affected in 68 blocks of 12 districts; around 40% of the affected population has been displaced. Worst affected Districts are- E. Champaran, Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Araria, Purnia and Supaul. Several villages are submerged in affected districts. Government has set up relief camps and community kitchens; however, the response is not adequate to cater to the many families who are stranded in their houses in affected villages.

The most affected people are from Dalit, Mahadalits and excluded communities, most of who work as agricultural laborers.

Phia’s intervention:

The need for immediate relief is crucial and must be undertaken at a greater pace and on a larger scale. The situation in camps, self-settled camps and villages in the two states is increasingly posing greater risk to public health. PHIA Foundation is responding to support the flood affected communities with our on-ground partners and monitoring and assessing the situation. Phia will be focusing on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), Health and shelter support.

Your urgent support will help us provide:

  1. WASH Kit containing Bathing Soap, Savlon 100 ml, Detergent Soap, Cotton Swab, Sanitary Napkin, Soap case, ORS salt, NADCC (AQUATAB) tablets, Steel Nail cutter, Plastic Bucket with Lid, Plastic Comb, Plastic Mug,
  2. Temporary shelter kit containing Tarpaulin Top Sheet, Tarpaulin Ground Sheet, Nylon Ropes, Mosquito Net heavy, Bedsheet Doubles, Fleece Blanket
  3. Access to safe and clean drinking water - Water Filters (Individual and Community), restoration of water sources / supply systems

For further queries contact:

Ranjan Bhattacharjee | ranjan@phia.org.in | 9911750299
Mozart Maxon | mozart@phia.org.in | 9711028875