Expression of solidarity: Assam Complex Emergency 2012
The continuous rainfall since the third week of June lead to the worst floods in the recent history of Assam which is spread over 27 districts, took 125 lives and affected 9.35 lakh hectares of land in 4,540 villages and 23, 91 , 369 people. While the Government, CSOs and other stakeholders were struggling to meet the needs of the large number of flood affected population, the State was further hit by ethnic violence between Bodo tribes people and Bengali Muslim settlers which has claimed 50 lives and lakhs of population are displaced.
This has led to a complex emergency situation in Assam where with limited resources, the Government is trying to curb the violence and cater to the needs of those affected by conflict as well as violence. With the ongoing conflict, response for flood affected districts has also been affected due to reduced connectivity and mobility. The expected second and third wave of monsoons the State makes the situation further critical.