Emergency Coordination Meeting was held on 16th August 2017 at Guwahati from 3 to 5 pm in view of the critical flood situation in Assam. The minutes of the meeting of IAG Assam can be accessed at IAG Assam Minutes of the Emergency Coordination Meeting_ 16.08.2017
SITUATION REPORT-05: ASSAM FLOODS (15.08.2017)
Incessant rains in Assam and neighbouring North Eastern States have wreaked havoc inundating most parts of Assam. The situation turned critical after continuous rains over the week affecting 25 districts of Assam affecting 33,27,968 population in 3186 villages (ASDMA, 15th August 2017). The affected districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Udalguri, Darrang, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Kamrup.
Details information can be accessed at Situation Report 5 Assam Floods_IAG Assam_15th August_2017
JOINT NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT OF ASSAM FLOODS 2017 ( 01.08.2017)
The Joint Needs Assessment Report of Assam Floods 2017 is out and it can be accessed at Joint Needs Assessment Report_Assam Floods_2017_Final
We would like to appreciate all the humanitarian agencies who have provided support in bringing out the report.
Source: Inter Agency Group(IAG)- Assam
JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT ON ASSAM FLOODS 2016
Joint Rapid Needs Assessment was carried out in 10 districts covering 28 flood affected villages by a team of IAG Assam members in some of the worst affected villages as well as worst affected districts. One of the limitations of the report is that the assessment was limited to a few affected districts with availability of less number of volunteers. Data was also received from other affected districts as well. The findings and analysis also includes first hand observations and findings from SitReps and situational analysis from member agencies in the affected districts.
It has been observed that out to 28 villages which were assessed, 13 villages recorded 100% of the households flood affected. Approximately 10699 people are reported to be displaced and approximately 4113 number of children have been affected. An approximate total of 5841 women and 5541 no. of men have been affected in the 13 assessed flood affected villages. However information was not available from 9 villages on these above mentioned particulars. It was found that an approximate figure of 122 pregnant and nursing mothers found in the assessed areas. It was observed that the affected people were taking shelters in schools buildings, embankments, raised platforms and roadsides. Some people were also taking shelter in sub-centres, market sheds, temples and in houses of their relatives.
85% of the people were found to be still defecating in open areas which may lead to serious health consequences. It has been found that 75% of the villages were under the risk of water contamination at source. 82% of the assessed areas reported insufficiency of water containers of appropriate size and types. It was found that 75% of the women were found to be using cloth for menstrual hygiene practices pre-disaster. 72% of the assesses areas reported that they had food security only for a period of less than one week. Which goes to imply that there is an urgent need for intervention in food security among the affected people. It has been found from the analysis above that 21% of the asessed areas significant changes in the total amount of food that female are eating since the disaster and they reported that the amount of food intake had decreased. Alarmingly no response was received from 72% of the respondents in the affected areas. In 82% of the affected areas the total amount of food intake by male members of the households since disaster has decreased. 68% of the assessed areas stated that the total amount of food intake among children since disaster has significantly decreased. Availability of fooder in the affected areas was found to be one of the major concerns. 93% of the affected areas reported availability of fodder for cattle for a period of less than a week.
Shelter and requirement of tarpaulins has come as one of the major necessities in the flood affected areas. There is also a serious need to advocate for livelihood opportunities to the affected communities through provision of loans from banks and other livelihood opportunities from NGOs and civil society partners.
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We acknowledge and give our thanks to humanitarian agencies for their efforts to carry out Joint Rapid Need Assessment and writing report on situation analysis and emerging needs.
Agencies who took lead in writing the Report
ACTED, NEADS, Action Aid Association, ADRA, RVC, Caritas, IGSSS, Christian Aid, Save the Children, World Vision, IAG Assam Secretariat and SECTORAL COMMITTEES comprising of OXFAM, Save the Children, UNICEF, ACTED, ADRA, Caritas and Action Aid for providing their important inputs to the report.
The ANT, ACTED, IGSSS, Christian Aid, ADRA, OXFAM, NEADS, RVC, SATRA, Morigaon Mahila Mehfil, Caritas India, NERSWN, Jhai Foundation, World Vision, Action Aid Association, UNICEF, IAG Assam Secretariat.
SITUATION REPORT 6: FLOODS SITUATION IN ASSAM ( 27th JULY, 2016)
As per the information received from the Government sources as on 26th July 2016, around 15,70,571 people have been affected by flood in 19 districts of Assam due to incessant monsoon rain. The most affected districts are; Barpeta, Dhubri (2,52,200), Jorhat (1,88,645), Dhemaji (1,85,550), Golaghat (1,19,401), Bongaigaon (1,15,061), Lakhimpur(1,05,811), Goalpara (88,708), Biswanath (78,817), Dibrugarh (75,048), Darang (73,850) and Morigaon (71,647). District authorities have opened 322 Relief Camps and 60 Relief Distribution Centre that house total 1,27,786 inmates. NDRF, SDRF and Indian Army are helping the district administration in evacuating the affected population to safe places. 2 people have lost their life in Morigaon and Golapara district. Ref: ASDMA, 26th July 2016.
Our partner SATRA has reported 73 villages are under flood in Darrang District under Mangaldai, Dalgaon and Sipajhar revenue circle and around 1,01,359 population are affected, 250 people are taking shelter in the relief camps. There are 5 villages (Khasibari, west banglajora, Guwabari Nepali Basti, Banlajora, New Banglajora) affected in Phatgaon area in Kokrajhar district. Approximately 1100 people are affected.
DDMA Jorhat has reported that there has been breach or embankment in Bongaon and Jengraimukh in Majuli which has affected 13 new villages with a population of more than 40,000 people of 8,000 families. Approximately 3/4 nos houses washed away by the flash flood. The names of the villages are – Mudoigaon, Ghorpholia, Kumar Chapori, Phukonkhuti, Besamora Mishing, Terabhari, Potiori, Phensua, Dekachangsua and Guwalbari. A total numbers of 149 nos. of villages are being affected across the Majuli Island. At present, there are 11 relief distribution centres and 7 relief camps installed by the subdivisional authority.
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SITUATION REPORT 5: FLOODS SITUATION IN ASSAM ( JULY, 2016)
As per information received from the government sources nearly 2,90,880 people are affected in 9 districts of Assam due to the incessant rainfall. The water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in many districts. The situation has turned critical in Bongaigaon District with 84,518, Jorhat District with 75,835, Golaghat District 74,880 and in Dhemaji Didtrict with 43,404 populations being affected. As per information received from local news channels about 50% of Kaziranga National Park is under flood water. A total of 121 households and 717 populations (382 adult and 335 minors) in Ghaksa Village and 68 household and 493 populations (275 adults and 218 minors) are affected in Kashiabari Village in Kokrajhar District as reported by NERSWN, Kokrajhar .
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SITUATION REPORT 4: FLOOD SITUATION IN ASSAM (JULY 2016)
As per the information received from government as well as from local news papers about 1,80,716 people are affected by flood in 7 districts of Assam as per information received from ASDMA on 21st July 2016. The situation has turned crititical in Bongaigaon District as reported in local news papers. Among the worst affected districts include Golaghat with 86,306 population being affected and Jorhat District with 53,127 population. District authorities have opened 24 Relief Camps and 06 Relief Distribution Centres in Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivsagar and Bongaigaon District that house total 4,602 inmates. Two persons lost their lives in devastating landslides in the Guwahati city as reported in Assam Tribune, July 21, 2016. Another woman ware reportedly killed at Kharghuli locality after a chunk of hill fell and buried the victim as reported in the Assam Tribune 21st July 2016.
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SITREP-1: FLOODS SITUATION IN ASSAM
Nearly 88, 390 people were affected by floods in 07 districts of Assam due to incessant monsoon rains. The situation is worse in Lakhimpur district with 57,190 people affected followed by Golaghat district with 21, 369 people affected. District authorities have opened 07 Relief Distribution Centre in Lakhimpur district.
Damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure are reported in the affected districts. No Causalities reported.
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