Nearly 52 lakh people have been affected, and 1.5 lakh shifted to relief camps in Assam over the last week due to floods, triggered by incessant rain. So far, 20 people have lost their lives, with five deaths taking place today, and 4,600 villages have been inundated. 28 of the 33 districts are submerged under water. Immediate relief from the Centre and the State machineries have not be able to keep up with the increasing number of victims. Scarcity of food supplies and medicines for the people suffering from the menace is extremely high. Immediate release of funds amounting to Rs 251 crore from the Central Government has mobilized the State government.
The government of Assam has also opened several help lines to allow citizens to contribute and help their fellow men.
- Contribute to CM Relief Fund
- A/c Name: Chief Minister’s Relief Fund Assam
- A/c no: 35969660230 (SBI); Secretariat Branch;
- IFSC: SBIN0010755
- PAN: AAATC4667K
- Contribute through cheque or demand draft Visit:https://cm.assam.gov.in/relieffund.php
- By Assam Society of Bangalore in association with Sahari Foundation. Please click on the below link to contribute for the needy ones in Assam. Visit:https://www.payumoney.com/webfronts/#/index/floodrelief2019
- ABF-Feed a Stray and NGO for animals is collecting funds for animals and cattle in need of veterinary help Visit: https://www.worldanimalprotection.org.in/donate-today-help-animals-assam?fbclid=IwAR2V1cCanS9IWIDZQWpYUpGFGQNPmSfxgm173WZmaeMrwxLR2-vTlvCzeH
- Oxfam is accepting donations to provide the affected people with essentials such as tarpaulin, ground sheets, solar lanterns, water filters, mosquito nets, hygiene supplies, drinking water, and long-term rehabilitation support. Visit: https://donate.oxfamindia.org/north-east-floods-2019
- Ketto, another India-based crowd funding service, is hosting fundraisers for Assam flood relief. Visit:https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/assam-floods
- Rapid Response is running a campaign, for direct delivery of medicines in affected areas. Visit:https://www.rapidresponse.org.in/assam-floods.html
- India based crowd funding site, Milaap, also has a number of fundraisers for Assam where you can donate. Visit: https://milaap.org/fundraisers?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search-input=assam+flood&search=assam+flood