On June 13, 2018, northeast India in the states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura are once again submerged with water due to heavy torrential rain affecting more than 650.000 population in 921 villages in 21 districts. The flooding itself is primarily caused by breaches in Assam’s embankments which are reportedly in dire need of reinforcement. But the construction of many dams and rampant encroachment of river banks and wetlands, besides a lack of proper drainage, make things worse.

As of today, government data recorded 12 deaths in the states of Assam (5), and Manipur (7). The death is due to flood and landslide. In Assam, the worst affected districts are Karimganj, Hailakandi, Cachar, Karbi Anglong and Golaghat. In Assam alone, the total population affected is 448.495 in 673 villages with 5 reported deaths. Assam is the worst hit by this flood.

Caritas India and CTF Volunteers for Humanitarian Action have assessed needs in the 26 villages and had interaction with the communities. They found out that among the most urgent needs at this time are the following: medical, hygiene kits, food, and water. CTF India is mobilizing its medical team to conduct 35 medical camps in the districts of Karimganj and Hailakandi from June 28 to July 8, 2018.

CADIS International is appealing to your generosity to help and sustain our medical camps. The total budget required for this medical relief intervention is 12.820,00 euros. You may send your contribution to this account:

ACCOUNT: Fondazione Camillian Disaster Service International – CADIS
ADDRESS: Piazza della Maddalena, 53 – 00186 Roma
IBAN: IT13T 03104 03202 00000 08402 70
ADDRESS: Largo di Torre Argentina, 4, 00186 Roma

We thank you in advance for your great support and generosity. Please keep our emergency medical relief teams in your prayers. We will keep you posted of the recent events on the ground.

May the good Lord keep you always in His heart and through the intercession of St. Camillus de Lellis, may you always enjoy the blessing of health.

Aristelo D. Miranda, MI
Executive Director