On 12 October, the Cyclone Phailin hit 18 districts of Orissa. The cyclonic swept 18,374 villages and damaged about 420,000 houses. Ganjam was reported to be the worst affected among the districts.
CEDAR’s partner EFICOR sent relief team to Ganjam on 13 October and did preliminary need assessment and has been providing relief to 2,500 severely affected families with food and non-food items, such as tarpaulin, clothes, blankets, mosquito net, sleeping mat, hygiene kits and water purification tablets, etc.
Mr. Hari Krushna Sadangi’s family consists of five members. Aftermath of cyclone he was in desperate situation to meet the basic need of his family and approached various people to get food to survive. The timely relief provision from EFICOR brought a smile in their faces and he confidently expressed that the whole family can survive for a period of one month without any worry now. ‘We as family will never forget the helping hand of EFICOR in our helpless situation.’
Due to the extensive scale of disaster there is an acute need to cover a larger population. EFICOR is considering scaling up its response to 5,000 families. CEDAR has granted HK$78,000 to support the Cyclone relief. Please continue to remember the needs of the affected families.
Pray for the Cyclone relief and the victims:
- Praise God for His guidance and provision at every moment, and good community participants and their cooperation.
- Pray for good climate, for good health and rest for partner’s relief team, and for smooth distribution of the materials.
- Pray for the affected people who have lost everything.
- Cheque payable to ‘CEDAR FUND’
- Deposit to HSBC A/C No. 600-385678-001, enclosing with the Pay-in slip
- Visa/ Master Card (Download donation form)
- Online donation
(Please mark “India Cyclone Relief”)
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CEDAR and other member agencies of Integral Alliance work together to support the Cyclone relief implemented by EFICOR in Orissa, India.