The floods in Assam turned critical in the first week of July 2019. Incessant rains in the state led to overflow of major rivers and tributaries leading to inundation in the catchment areas of river Brahmaputra. The floods caused massive displacement of people and damaged the crops, livestock and properties. This also led to destruction of critical infrastructure and hampering essential services. The current flood scenario has affected 4.3 million populations in 4157 villages under 113 Revenue Circles. Out of the total 33 districts in Assam 30 districts have been badly affected. The total death has risen to 71 in the current flood. As per government data, Barpeta district has been the worst flood-hit area affecting 996,190 people.
Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) will provide food packs and shelter items to 3000 vulnerable families in 14 villages of Barpeta District. ACT Alliance’s Rapid Response Fund has approved their budget of USD90,009.