Bengal - ACTED, first responder to localized floods in the Sunderbans
Hingalganj, West Bengal [ACTED] – ACTED distributed food and hygiene kits to 264 households affected by the floods in their village.On the 10th February, in the small village of Ramapur in the mangrove delta of Sunderbans region of India, high tides of the Raymongal river caused a break in one of the embankments built around low-laying village.
Walls of the mud houses collapsed, tube wells were submerged with flood water, and link roads damaged. Paddy fields, which are a key source of livelihood for the local community, were completely submerged, damaging crops and impacting their harvest. ACTED, in cooperation with its local partner, Tagore Society for Rural development (TSRD) conducted a rapid assessment of the area to understand the short and long term affects the flood will have on these remote villages. ACTED also continues to monitor the government’s response to the floods, to ensure that the community, including from private houses to public infrastructure, is properly rehabilitated.
High Tides caused a break in one of the embankments built around the village.
Walls of the mud houses collapsed.
264 families received assistance.
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