Floods in India affected 1.8 million children

Floods in India affected 1.8 million children Natural Disasters

The organization "Save the Children" has estimated that in the current year from three severe floods in the northern part of India, mainly in the state of Assam, affected some 1.8 million children. They, along with their families were displaced.

The first two waves of disasters captured north of the country in late June and early July 2012. Then in the 27 affected districts of India 2.7 million people. The third episode occurred in September, the number of victims has reached 1.5 million Indians. According to estimates of the organization "Save the Children", only in the country after the floods in distress were 4.89 million people, nearly a third of them children. And this layer in any society is always the most vulnerable, both physically and spiritually.

To help residents of the country sent food, clean drinking water, financial and medical assistance to families in which affected children. Delivered devices for the maintenance and education of children in appropriate circumstances, to organize their leisure time in a quiet environment, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, tents, etc. It is planned to help 35 thousand children in 10,200 families living in areas of Barpeta, Morigaon and Nalbari.

NGO intervention was timely and very necessary, because state aid is not always sufficient and adequate.

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