GUWAHATI, July 23 - Since the onset of floods in Assam, more than 1,200 volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society are on the ground, providing support to affected people, stated a press release issued here.
Till date, 9,283 tarpaulins have been distributed for shelter to 46,000 people. Moreover, 2,000 families are being supported in camps set up by IRCS Assam.
All beneficiaries are being provided dry ration, utensils, mosquito nets, soaps, masks and clean drinking water. IRCS Assam has installed 25 family tents in different COVID-19 quarantine centres, highways, railway lines and embankments. Red Cross reached 40,000 people (10,000 families) with aid during the floods. IRCS has also installed hand pumps to ensure that the affected families have access to clean drinking water.