‘Relief’

Assam Majuli Island Flood Relief, 2012

The severe flood in June 2012 and the following months created precarious situation in the Upper and Lower Majuli blocks. ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) and NEICORD in partnership with local support had done survey and assessment of the flood affected villages, after the first and the second wave of flood and selected areas for intervention. The relief operation was supported by UNICEF. The program was carried out by involving the administration, local partner and village representatives. Permission was sought from the Additional Deputy Commissioner Garamur Majuli Island for distribution of materials. Security at the time of distribution was also sought from the... Read More

Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Flowering Famine Relief, 2012

“Bamboo Flowering” which showed the sign of calamity right from 2005 seems to have its long term effect till today. The people of Kurung Kumey and East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has been witnessing gregarious bamboo flowering since then, affecting life of the people and environment of the area. People below Poverty Line who depend mainly on their paddy fields are the worst affected by the famine. This has further deteriorated their livelihood conditions. NEICORD in partnership with Nyishi Baptist Church Council (NBCC) with the help of World Relief Canada (WRC) and the Canadian Food Grain Bank (CFGB) was able to implement Bamboo Famine... Read More

ASSAM FLOOD RELIEF, 2012

The 2012 Brahmaputra floods are unprecedented flood event along the Brahmaputra river and its tributaries due to significant monsoon rains in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. 124 people have been killed by the flooding and landslides and about six million people have been displaced in Assam. The worst hit areas always happen to be in Assam state in India. The flood had also significantly affected Kaziranga National Park, 540 animals have died including 13 rhinos. During the monsoon season (June–October), floods are a common occurrence in India. However, 2012 flood has been recorded as the worse flood during 10 years. It has affected 23 districts of... Read More

Sikkim Earthquake Relief, 2011

A team from NEICORD led by Rev. Dr. H.M Songate (Executive Director) reached Gangtok within 48 hours of the earthquake and visited the worst affected area – Mangan district on 20th September 2011. Indeed NEICORD and World Vision were the first team to reach the quake affected areas from outsideSikkim. NEICORD’s Relief team experienced roaring rivers, narrow village roads, landslides and long stretched damaged roads, sleepless nights and improper meals. The truly amazing thing about experiencing such uncertainties is that God brings about order to all the relief team. 2216 disaster survivors belonging to 450 families received support on food and non food items, 383... Read More

Assam Flood Relief, 2011

The incessant rainfall in the plains and Arunachal hills flooded Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, and other districts ofAssam. The flood wave inflicted damages to shelters, livestock, agriculture, cutting roads and rail links, communication and transportation. Vast areas were totally submerged, thousands of people were rendered homeless and were even severely injured causing potential vulnerabilities to children, women, pregnant women and marginalized communities. NEICORD’s partner church conducted a rapid need assessment within the first week of flood struck and identified severely affected areas in Nowboicha Block of Lakhimpur district and the Bordoloni Block of Dhemaji district of Assam. The worst affected families were selected for relief intervention covering... Read More