Disaster & Relief Response (COVID19)
The District of Kamrup, situated on the western part of Assam has always been at the centre stage of natural calamities like floods, cyclones, earthquake, epidemics etc. This year in month of April 2022 the flood situation is more grime. Kamrup is one of the worst affected districts among the other districts. The situation has become so disastrous that thousands of people have lost their homes and are living in various camps. The condition of the farmers has worsened because they have not been able to transport their crops. Drinking water sources are being submersed. Health and hygiene have been major concerns for children, who are also victims of malnutrition. Moreover, the fishery farmers have also suffered a economic loss as the fish seeds got washed away in the flood.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a social and an economic crisis just as much as it is a health one – its repercussions, severe and far-reaching, are being felt across the world. The series of lockdowns, closure of economic activities, protracted immobility due to gradual opening up, the economic distress was intense. The casual gig workers, vendors, hawkers, maid servants, daily wage earners and many other types of workers faced intense hardship. Their livelihood was at stake.