Territorial rainfall since August 2015 in the state and the catchment areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan has lead to rise in the water level of Major River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The rising Brahmaputra River along with its tributaries has resulted in the flooding of around 19 districts. As State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll has reached 64 and over 17.67 lakh people have been affected so far due to the flood situation in the state.
Around 1,000 villages have been submerged in water. The grim situation has prompted the Indian army to carry out rescue and relief operations. The army has successfully been able to rescue about 1500 people, which includes infants and children. About 177 relief camps have been set up by the state administration.
Incessant rain for more than a week in the hills and plains, and the ever rising of the water level of Sengvai River in the State of Manipur has been the cause of concern for communities, especially in Chandel and Thoubal Districts that were badly affected.
From the 9 Districts that State of Manipur has, 5 are located in the hills and 4 in the valley. The recent flood and landslide affected mainly 6 districts and approximately more than 155 villages only in Chandel district.
Lalngaizo is a widow who lives with her two children in the North East. Her husband was an alcoholic who was very abusive. She was accused for the cause of poverty by her husband and. As she has no proper source of income she could not go for treatment. Her husband joined the UG (Under ground group) with the hope earning easy money and escape from poverty but then, he decided to leave the group because of which he was shot in both the legs leaving him bedridden. He eventually died on 20.10.14. After this Lalngaizo was identified by ADRA team and provided with UCT (Unconditional Cash Transfer) amount for the immediate need.