Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as Cyclone Phailin hit India's coast on Saturday, 12 October. Estimates were that some 12 million people were going to be affected.
In response to the Delhi rape case sentencing today Oxfam India CEO, Nisha Agrawal, said:
Oxfam India’s CEO Nisha Agrawal is in the UK this week to mark 60 years of Oxfam working in India, responding to emergencies and helping to pull millions of people out of poverty.
The people of Assam are facing two disasters, creating one of the worst humanitarian crises in the last decade. The most severe floods in the past 14 years have affected around two million people across 27 districts of Assam, while ethnic tensions have displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Following a rapid assessment, Oxfam India is responding to unprecedented floods which have affected 2.4 million people and displaced half a million people so far in Assam.