• Crisis Severity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

06/08/2020

India’s northeastern state of Assam has been hard-hit by monsoon rains and flooding since May 2020. Seasonal flooding affects Assam each year but heavy rainfall has caused three waves of floods already in 2020. The Brahmaputra and eight other rivers in Assam have reached above-danger levels, and all 33 districts of the state has been affected by the three waves of floods. As at 20 July, more than 2.4 million people are affected and over 50,000 displaced, with the death toll reaching 103 people. Currently, water levels of rivers and tributaries in Assam are falling, with only two rivers at above-danger levels, Jia Bharali in Sonitpur district and Kopili in Nagaon district.?

Monsoon season traditionally lasts from June to September, with continued adverse weather expected  over the coming months.

Assam has been dealing with COVID-19 infections , with the first case reported on 31 March. As of 28 July, 3,3576 cases of COVID-19 and 86 related deaths are registered. Floodwaters have spread discarded medical waste from hospitals and COVID Care Centers, including used masks and other personal protective equipment, reaching Guwahati, the largest city in Assam. This is raising fears of infection among residents.?

Latest Developments

09/09/2020

There are no significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team. 

ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.

INFORMATION GAPS

06/08/2020
  • There is no information available on sectoral needs of people affected by the floods.
  • There is no information regarding specific needs of people across different districts.