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About a Shelter

About a Shelter

The small hamlet of Karathittu lies nestled among coconut trees and cool green foliage by the Bay of Bengal backwaters. About 60 Irula tribal families inhabit this village. Being at close proximity to the ocean lay the hamlet open to the vagaries of disasters quite...
Floods in Assam – Situation Report #2

Floods in Assam – Situation Report #2

The flood situation continues to remain grim with the no of affected population touching 12.5 lakh in 2,106 villages under 58 revenue circles of 18 districts today with major rivers like Brahmaputra is flowing above its danger level. Hundreds of villages in Chirang...
Floods in Assam – Situation Report # 1

Floods in Assam – Situation Report # 1

  The flood situations in Assam remain grim with major rivers like Brahmaputra flowing above the danger level. Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon are amongst the worst affected district. Around 70%  of the agricultural lands are destroyed and native houses have become submerged...
Udayam Launch

Udayam Launch

Reported By : Milan Mandanna, Manager, Disaster Risk Reduction     Chennai, Tamilnadu: Towards the end of last November,  Chennai experienced one of the worst floods in 100 years causing mass devastation. The deluge has rendered many homeless and especially caused...
Task Force Training in Disaster Preparedness with NDRF

Task Force Training in Disaster Preparedness with NDRF

Reported By: Eshani Choudhury, Project Coordinator, Lakhimpur     Dhemaji, Assam:  As reported by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 88,000 people are currently reeling under flood in 257 villages across Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Nagaon,...
A Nation Parched

A Nation Parched

Contribute to IGSSS Drought Relief Fund. IGSSS will use your contribution to provide immediate relief to people affected by the disaster. Call +91 11 4570 5000 for more details.   More than a quarter of Indian population in India, mostly living in rural parts, is...
SIT-REP: North-East India: Emergency Update

SIT-REP: North-East India: Emergency Update

Date: 26th April 2016 Type of Event: Hailstorm, landslide and floods   Sources: Media Reports, IGSSS Partners and Field Team Compiled by: Mausumi Dutta, Coordinator Documentation, IGSSS       Situation Update – Assam: The overall flood situation in the State...
Assets handed over to flood victims in Lakhimpur

Assets handed over to flood victims in Lakhimpur

Lakhimpur, Assam: A daylong program was organized by IGSSS at Pashcim Karkhati village under Telahi Block of Lakhimpur in order to handing over shelter, toilets and Tara pumps to flood victims of the region. The program was convened by Rajen Saikia, the Project...
Situation Report # 1 – Earthquake in North East

Situation Report # 1 – Earthquake in North East

North East, India: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck north-western Myanmar on Wednesday.    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported strong tremors through Myanmar, eastern India, Bangladesh and parts of Nepal. The 6.9 magnitude quake took place at a...
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