Severe flood disaster in India
Immediate aid for flood victims in Assam
(09.07.2012) Welthungerhilfe is supporting flood victims with immediate aid following severe flooding caused by monsoon rains in the Indian state of Assam. Together with an Indian organisation with which Welthungerhilfe has been partners for many years, Welthungerhilfe has provided hygiene sets and water canisters to around 1,000 affected households in the district of Dhemaji.
In addition, there are plans to distribute tarpaulins to a further 750 households. Massive rainfalls have caused the Brahmaputra river to burst its banks in several places over the past weeks. According to figures released by the Assam state government, 27 of the 28 administrative districts in Assam are currently affected by the flooding. The figures also state that over 100 people have drowned in the floods to date. Around 500,000 people are currently being accommodated in emergency reception centres.