Heavy, incessant rainfall for the past two weeks in Assam has once again hit the state by the destructive floods and the condition is worsening with each passing day. The yearly devastation caused by the monsoon season hit early this year and the damage to life and property has been severe. The floods have claimed many lives so far and many have been displaced from their homes, losing their land, belongings, and sources of livelihoods. More than 1 lakh families have been affected due to floods in different districts of Assam.
Ajmal Foundation has begun its flood relief work on an emergency basis with our teams working in the field in order to rehabilitate the affected masses to the best of our abilities. Keeping in view the massive devastation created by the flood, we have immediately set up a Rapid Action Force to go to the flood-affected areas of the State with relief materials and also to build temporary sheds for relief camps. There is added urgency to get people displaced by the floods into an adequate shelter due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as India grapples with accelerating infection rates. As such, we face a herculean task of balancing rehabilitation works with the need to adhere to social distancing rules. Our Relief team has already analyzed the immediate requirements of the flood victims and based on the analysis, like every emergency, this time also the immediate requirements are food and shelter.
As the victims have been badly affected, we sincerely appeal for urgent assistance for at least 15000 families and request you to kindly extend a helping hand towards the poor flood-affected victims of Assam.