Raging flood waters have battered Assam and parts of Bihar in India displacing millions and claiming 55 lives as on Tuesday, July 17, 2019. In Assam, road connectivity across various districts has been disrupted, and 199 relief camps have been put up, sheltering 116,000 people. At least 33 people have been killed in flash floods in Bihar till Tuesday evening and 25.71 lakh people are affected in 16 districts of the state.
Millions of people have been displaced due to the floods and need immediate relief and support. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, Brahmaputra river and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in most of the affected districts. In Guwahati, the flood waters of the Brahmaputra have submerged many areas. According to officials, unusual torrential rainfall and subsequent massive discharge of water in rivers led to flash floods in Bihar.
Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) team is responding to provide disaster relief in close conjunction with local government and civil society partners. All donations received will support immediate relief efforts for areas in the flood affected areas of Assam and Bihar. Initially, the donations received will help first res-ponders meet immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter.
Your support will help the people displaced due to these massive floods to fulfill their immediate basic needs. We will reassess the situation once things on the ground are settled and work with the community, government and civil society partners to restore normalcy in the lives of the victims. IGSSS is coordinating with the government, working with local partners and other non-governmental organizations to ensure maximum support to the worst affected marginalized people.