The state of Assam has witnessed the 1st wave of flood heavy downpour since the 1st week of June and at its peak on 13th June 2017 engulfed almost the entire Assam affecting a total population of 17,43,119 peoples across 26 districts. According to a study by Inter agency group Assam a total of 4050 houses have been found to be affected by flood from the 32 assessed villages. At present the thousands of families who are living in temporary shelters need support to build disaster resilient houses
The floods in the state of Assam in June 2017 has so far claimed 83 human lives besides the massive devastation it caused on human habitation displacing as many as 1,31,899 inmates who were sheltered in 363 relief camps set up by the district administration spread across 29 districts . At present the thousands of families are living in the temporary shelters even after four months when floods hit, hence it is necessary that they receive support to rebuild disaster resilient houses.
The project aims at : -constructing new houses for 10 flood affected families and - reduce the vulnerabilities of these families by engaging and educating the beneficiaries on health and hygiene.
The long term impact of the project is to provide these families with disaster resilient houses so that it not only provides them shelter that they have lost in the floods this year, but also provides them protection against such natural disasters in the future.