On August 28, U.S. Ambassador David C. Mulford issued a disaster declaration due to the impact of flooding in India. In response, USAID/OFDA provided $100,000 through USAID/India to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and Catholic Relief Services to support rescue efforts and the procurement and delivery of emergency relief supplies to populations affected by the flooding.
Additional Disaster Declaration:
Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains since June led to widespread flooding, particularly impacting 12 states in India. Floods killed at least 1,103 people and affected approximately 18.7 million others, according to the Government of India (GOI). Beginning in late July, flooding impacted Assam, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh states, affecting more than 6 million people in Bihar State alone. The GOI and state governments addressed the needs of affected populations, with some support of local and international non-governmental organizations. The GOI sent an assessment team to Assam and Bihar states to determine additional needs
On August 7, U.S. Ambassador David C. Mulford declared a disaster due to the cumulative effects of the flooding. In response, OFDA provided $50,000 through USAID/India to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund to help meet the emergency needs of flood-affected populations. An OFDA Regional Advisor conducted assessments in conjunction with USAID/India and implementing partners.