DCA Humanitarian programme Officer, Aditi Ghosh, is just back from the field visit in flood affected areas of Assam with this report.
The DCA Humanitarian programme Officer, Aditi Ghosh, is just back from a field visit in flood affected areas of Assam, and she explains the flood situation in Assam to be still grim.
The protest of Muslim Student Organization on 14th August 2008 against victimizing Minorities by the Assamese Majority resulted in a group clash in Darrang and Udalguri district.
The recent spurt of violence that started on 2nd October 2008 is an extension of the earlier clashes that seems to have stopped with army and police intervention.
In India, people beneath the traditional caste system, the Dalits, are particularly badly affected by natural disasters. This summer's monsoon flooding in India is no exception. But with disaster preparedness, disaster-proof housing and not least strong women self-help groups, things can improve.
Every year, the monsoon's cascades of rain create heavy flooding, destroy clay houses in villages, transform rice fields to mud baths and leave millions of poor Indians in a vulnerable situation.