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Oxfam launches relief measures

Guwahati: Oxfam India on Tuesday said it has launched emergency response in flood-affected areas of Assam, Manipur and Tripura and will soon launch its humanitarian response in Mizoram.

The humanitarian agency says according to government sources, over 0.6 million people are affected in the four flood-hit states. Karimganj and Hailakandi are the worst-affected districts in Assam. While all eight districts of Tripura are reeling under floods, Unakoti is the worst hit. Imphal East, Imphal West, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts in Manipur, besides Kolasib, Mamit and Lunglei districts in Mizoram, are the other severely affected areas.

Oxfam India has launched its response in Karimganj district in Assam, Unakoti in Tripura and Imphal East and Thoubal in Manipur.

"We are providing clean water, building toilets, distributing emergency foods and medicines and making temporary shelters in the flood-affected areas. We will focus on building resilience of the most vulnerable communities to the recurring floods in these areas," Oxfam India's CEO Amitabh Behar said.

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