UN stands able to help Indian Government as floods ravage Assam


United Nations, July 21

The United Nations stands able to help the Government of India if required as devastating floods in Assam have displaced lakhs and killed greater than 100 folks, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary General stated.

“Our humanitarian colleagues inform us that almost four million folks have been displaced within the state of Assam in India and neighbouring Nepal as a consequence of heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with the dying toll at 189. 

The United Nations stands able to help the Government of India if required,” Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, stated on the each day press briefing on Monday.

He famous that in Nepal authorities have urged folks residing alongside riverbanks and low-land areas within the Terai area to maneuver to secure websites as a consequence of the opportunity of floods.

“Access is the biggest challenge, with search-and-rescue efforts being hampered by landslides in remote areas,” he stated.

The World Food Programme (WFP) is engaged on reaching impacted communities, with helicopters being the one viable choice at current.

“We stand ready, of course, to provide additional humanitarian support to the most vulnerable communities in Nepal,” Dujarric stated.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has stated that over 24.three lakh folks have been impacted throughout 24 districts in Assam because of the floods.

The whole variety of folks dropping their lives on this 12 months’s flood and landslide has gone as much as 111 throughout the state, of whom 85 folks have been killed in flood-related incidents and 26 died as a consequence of landslides. PTI



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