A flood-hit area in Assam.

The Rise Against Hunger India (Rahi), an international hunger relief organisation, have planned to send some relief materials, to the flood-hit people of Assam.

The Rahi will send 10,000 dry uncooked meals, 100 family kits, including hygiene supplies and 300 packets of millet nutria bars, to help the flood-ravaged people of the state.

As many as 85 people have lost their lives so far due to flood, which affected around 27.15 lakh people in the state.

Rahi said Assam’s Dhubri and Barpeta districts are the worst affected with over 22 lakh people losing everything.

“These families have to be supported so that they have immediate succour and also essential items to sustain themselves until normalcy is restored,” it said.

The Rahi said there is a great need for relief material in the state, especially in Barpeta.

Rahi executive director Dola Mohapatra said that after an initial assessment, the organisation has decided to send 10,000 dry uncooked meals, 100 family kits (containing essential items and hygiene supplies) and 300 packets of millet nutria bars.

“While villages closer to major roads have been benefited by assistance from various sources, people in the remote villages of Barpeta are suffering as they are out of immediate sight,” Mohapatra said.

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