GUWAHATI: Altogether 1.8 million children have been affected in the floods and struggling daily to meet their basic needs such as food, water, medicare and education during the past three months in Assam, as per an estimate of Save the Children’, an internationally acclaimed NGO.

“Out of the total affected population of 4.89 million, the number of children was 1.8 million and many of them were affected twice,” ‘Save the Children’ Chief Executive Officer Thomas Chandy said. The NGO members visited some flood affected areas on Tuesday.