NEW DELHI, JUNE 20: Oxfam India has launched its emergency response in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. It will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram following a rapid assessment in the 4 flood- and landslide-affected North Eastern States.
Oxfam India has already launched its response at Karimganj in Assam, Unakoti district in Tripura, and Imphal East and Thoubal in Manipur. It is undertaking an assessment and will launch its response soon in Hailakandi district of Assam and Kolasib, Mamit and Lunglei districts of Mizoram.
The State Governments have set up around 500 relief camps. Oxfam India seeks to reach around 16,000 most vulnerable households in the flood-affected States.
“We are providing clean water, building toilets, distributing emergency food, medicines and creating temporary shelter in the affected areas. We will focus on building the resilience of the most vulnerable communities to the recurring floods in these areas. We need to ensure that communities are not displaced, children are not forced to stay out of school, women are not compelled to choose between a sanitary pad and food for their families, and the marginalised are not further pushed into poverty,” said Oxfam India Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Behar.