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    Assam Floods: Goalpara Relief Camp Inmates Allege Food Crisis


    Goalpara: As the monsoon floods have devastated the state of Assam, millions of people have been left homeless forcing them to take shelter in relief camps set up by the district administration.

    The inmates of 42 households are now taking shelter at the Helapakhori ME School at Balatmari, a few kilometres away from Goalpara town. The inmates alleged they are facing a food crisis.

    “We have lost everything in the deluge and now, we are facing a food crisis. There is no food for the babies and animals,” said an irked local. “After our homes and lands were washed away in the floodwaters, we had no choice but to take shelter in the relief camp. Till now, we have received 1.5 kg rice, 150 dal, 100-litre oil, 100-gram salt each household,” added another inmate.

    Meanwhile, on July 21st, 2019, the students from Goalpara Jatiya Vidyalaya along with the local All Assam Students’ Union members distributed edibles to the children at the Helapakhori ME School and Swahid Bedi relief camps here.

    It may be mentioned that the deluge in Assam has affected over 44 lakh people in 24 districts of Assam. The flood claimed 12 more lives on July 20th, 2019 taking the death toll to 59.



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