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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03017
Date : 08/2020
Country/Region : INDIA
Title : India : supporting communities affected by floods in Assam
Duration : 00:02:08
Director : BHATIA, Ashish
Cameraman : BORO, Biju
Editor : BHATIA, Ashish
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
BHATIA, Ashish
Cameraman : BORO, Biju
Editor : BHATIA, Ashish
Description : Lives and livelihoods of communities across South Asia have been devastated by the floods in July, adding to the miseries of people already dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In India's north-eastern state of Assam, more than 3 million people across 2,300 villages are reeling under the wave of floods with over 100 deaths reported already. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), which has been on the frontline of the nationwide COVID-19 response since March, has been providing vital support to the flood-affected communities with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Diganta Bujarbaruah, general secretary of IRCS Assam state branch, explains that more than 1,500 Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the ground providing relief across 21 districts of Assam. Distribution of tarpaulin sheets and relief items began immediately after the advent of the floods and till now, 13,600 flood-affected people have received support. The tarpaulins – provided by the ICRC – were pre-positioned at the IRCS Assam State Branch in anticipation of the recurring tragedy in the state.
Original language : English
English title : India : supporting communities affected by floods in Assam
Colour/B&W : colour
SD/HD : HD
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422

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