Floods in Assam Province India - August 2016
Floods in Assam Province India
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide emergency shelter materials and unrestricted cash transfers
Assam Province hit by floods
The Assam province in India was heavily hit by flooding during the monsoon season with continuous rain for most of July and August. The water level reached dangerous levels quickly, causing widespread flooding in 21 of 27 districts. More than 1.6 million people were affected.
Many of the affected people have been forced to seek refuge in relief camps or roadside embankments, without adequate shelter materials or access to safe water and sanitation facilities. Wide-scale damage to homes have been reported, as has the loss of essential items such as clothes, household goods and hygiene items. Access to food and threats to livelihoods are also of concern.
Oxfam Canada Organizational Capacity in India
Oxfam Canada has been present in India since 1951 and has past experience in Assam, providing assistance to survivors of flooding in 2012 and helping residents affected by conflict between 2012 and 2016. Oxfam Canada is working with a local partner, PAD, which has experience in both humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction initiatives.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children, and improve their ability to access food, health related needs and income-generating opportunities
- Provide emergency shelter materials to 1,750 households
- Transfer cash, through a mechanism identified through consultations, to 300 of the most vulnerable households to assist them with their immediate needs
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $225,000
Humanitarian Coalition $30,000
Oxfam Canada $45,000