More than 14 lakh people evacuated during Cyclone Fani are now living in overcrowded shelters. Our Odisha regional office in Bhubaneswar has given shelter to more than 200 evacuees from a nearby slum including 50 children. Cyclone Fani has severely affected 14 districts in Odisha, comprising a population of nearly 1.07 crore. There has been widespread destruction of houses, property, standing crops, orchards and other means of livelihood.
Child care Association is responding to the emergency on a high priority.
Challenges faced by people in shelters
An emergency response team from child care Association observed that the shelters where people are staying are not adequate to accommodate a large number of people, especially with regard to access to toilets and sanitation. This is cause for concern as it increases risk of epidemics and water-related diseases. Another concern is the fear of an outbreak of malaria given the hot and humid weather conditions and the mosquito menace. Families rendered homeless by the storm are in immediate need of mosquito nets to prevent an outbreak.
Food and water are also one of the main issues faced by the people. The Government of Odisha is providing 50kgs of rice to affected families however there’s limited access to drinking water as the tube-wells are damaged. Women, children and elderly in particular are facing a lot of difficulty due to these situations. Hygiene kits for women and other general household items would be extremely helpful. We are also planning to create child-friendly spaces where children can play, learn and engage in extra-curricular activities when the parents are engaged in restoration work.
Poor and vulnerable severely affected; immediate needs identified
Our emergency response team on the ground have identified food, clean drinking water, medicines, hygiene kits, solar lamps, mosquito nets, and temporary shelters as immediate needs for the affected population. We will be supporting relief interventions in Bhubaneswar and Puri with support from our partners and allies. The rehabilitation process is expected to take at least 3 months.
Child care Association has been involved in all major emergency responses in Odisha, including the Odisha Super Cyclone (1999), Cyclone Phailin (2013) and Cyclone Titli (2018).
During Cyclone Fani, child care Association and its allies worked with the Government of Odisha supporting the evacuation of locals and spreading early warning measures with local communities.
We need your support. Donate online to Cyclone Fani relief fund
We appeal to you to support our response to Cyclone Fani and help us raise funds to provide immediate relief to the people affected by the storm. Your contributions would support the rehabilitation of populations whose livelihoods and property have suffered damage during the storm.
Dry rations for one family (pulses, salt, sugar, oil, spice $100
Mosquito nets for one family $ 150
Solar lamp for one family $ 250
Education kit for children (school bags, books, notebooks, stationery items) $ 250Sanitation kit for one family (sanitary napkins, towels, hygiene kits, buckets, mugs) $ 300
Support for household items (stoves and utensils, beds, mattresses and sheets, electrical appliances) $ 500
Support to one Angandwadi* centre (*rural child care centre) $ 600Restoration of houses and logistic support (House repairs, tools and materials) $ 1000
Installation cost of one water purifier $ 2500
Support livelihood rehabilitation for one family . $ 3000
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