Guwahati, Sept. 21: The international aid group, Oxfam, has covered 45,000 people, who were lodged in relief camps in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts after the recent spate of communal conflict in the BTAD, as part of its sensitisation programme.
A group of officials of the organisation visited the clash-hit areas in the past two days to take stock of the situation.
Talking to reporters here today, Nisha Agarwal, the chief executive officer of Oxfam India, said they distributed 3,000 sensitisation kits, comprising buckets, soaps, sanitary napkins and chlorine tablets among the camp inmates so far.
Agarwal added they would continue to work in the camps for six more months and set up 200 latrines there. "Just as we did in case of flood response, we will provide water, sanitation and hygiene support in some of the most needy camps in these two districts."
Around 3,500 flood-affected families in Morigaon, 3,000 in Sonitpur and 1,500 in Nagaon districts have received Oxfam's assistance so far.
Agarwal said they have drawn up plans to step up their flood response progra-mme in Sonitpur and Morigaon districts to address emergency needs of the people.
Oxfam is a rights-based organisation that fights poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming through partner NGOs to local, national and global advocacy and policy-making. Oxfam is making its 61st year in India this year.
In 1951, Oxfam Great Britain came to India during the Bihar famine to launch its first full-scale humanitarian response in a developing country.