DHEMAJI, Dec 30 � Indo-Global Social Service Society, which is a national social development organisation working on issues of livelihood, urban poor, good governance, youth development, women empowerment and disaster risk reduction, is implementing an emergency disaster response programme for the most vulnerable flood-affected families of 23 villages under Dhemaji development block.
The humanitarian aid project titled �Integrated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable flood-affected households in Assam� is supported by European Commission�s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) through Dan Church Aid (DCA), Denmark.
Under the programme non-food items like buckets, blankets, mosquito nets, laundry soap, toilet soap etc, were distributed among most vulnerable 1162 families from 23 flood-affected villages in West Dhemaji area on December 22 . The distribution was done in the Benudhar Hazarika Memorial Community Hall, Bordoloni. As informed by the sources, total 2324 pieces of blankets, 2324 pieces of mosquito nets, 5810 pieces of laundry soaps, 5810 pieces of toilet soaps, 1162 bottles of antiseptic liquid, 4648 metres of markin clothes and 1162 nos of buckets were distributed by the organisation among the flood-affected families of the area.
As informed by Monjyoti Lahkar, project co-ordinator, IGSSS, an immediate post-flood food security-cum-rebuilding programme �Cash for work� is also going on in all these 23 villages where 400 most vulnerable households is getting 46 days wages as per MGNREGA norms. The reconstruction of damaged roads, embankments and bamboo bridges were completed through community contribution and wages through cash for work programme. A total 41 nos of transitional shelters also be constructed for the most affected households who have lost their houses completely during the last wave of flood in the 23 villages.
The sources further added that water sanitation and hygine programme is also carrying out to uphold their survival that fosters early recovery. Construction of 500 nos of bio-sand filters is also going on and to be provided to vulnerable families of the said 23 villages in West Dhemaji.
The flood material distribution camp was attended by Monjyoti Lahkar, project co-ordinator, IGSS, Sandeep Duwarah, project co-ordinator DCA, Robindra Gohain, project co-ordinator IGSS, Rajen Saikia, field co-ordinator and Manas Pratim Dihingia.