More than 1.6 million people were affected by heavy rains and severe flooding in Assam, India throughout the spring and summer of 2016. Surging rivers destroyed thousands of hectares of cropland and infrastructure. The local government opened over 500 relief camps to accommodate close to 230,000 displaced people. The health and hygiene of affected communities was severely threatened.
500 RELIEF CAMPS OPENED
1.6 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED
230,000 PEOPLE DISPLACED
GlobalMedic sent our Rapid Response Team (RRT) to support affected populations with the provision of clean drinking water. 10 AP700 Community Water Filters were installed at widely used and highly accessible water sources including wells, water towers, and mainline water sources. Purifying water at a rate of 1,000 litres per hour, these filters will effectively serve the needs of entire communities.
For families living outside of camp settings – either in transit of in areas where central water sources are not readily accessible – access to safe water was secured at the household level. More than 800 Household Gravity Filter Units were distributed to give families reliable access to clean drinking water. Additionally, more than 800 Family Hygiene Kits were distributed to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. More than 18,000 people were reached with GlobalMedic’s response.