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NEADS Launches Humanitarian Assistance Programme in Response in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh, Assam: In response to the devastating impacts of river erosion at Mohanaghat, Dibrugarh, the North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS) has launched a comprehensive humanitarian assistance programme. The initiative aims to provide life-saving support to the most vulnerable and marginalized communities affected by this catastrophic event.

NEADS is taking proactive steps to address the urgent needs of those displaced by the river erosion, ensuring that aid is specifically tailored to meet the unique requirements of different genders within the affected populations. The interventions are multi-layered, encompassing critical areas such as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) assistance, dignity kit support, food and nutrition support, provision of temporary shelter materials, and non-food items (NFI) support.

One key aspect of NEADS' response is the rebuilding of transitional shelters that adhere to safety standards, providing immediate and secure housing for families displaced by the erosion. This effort is essential in restoring a sense of security and stability to the affected communities. Furthermore, NEADS is committed to restoring livelihoods through income generation programs and implementing protection measures to safeguard the vulnerable populations.

This vital humanitarian initiative is made possible with the support of the Start Fund, which enables NEADS to deliver timely and effective assistance to those in urgent need. By leveraging this support, NEADS is playing a crucial role in mitigating the impact of the river erosion and supporting the recovery of affected communities.

Tirtha Prasad Saikia, Director of NEADS, emphasized, "NEADS, as a local humanitarian organization, remains always dedicated to upholding its mission of empowering communities and promoting resilience in the face of adversity. Through collaborative efforts and targeted interventions, NEADS aims to facilitate sustainable recovery and ensure the well-being of those affected by the river erosion in the affected area," Saikia added.

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