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Appeal For Phailin Victims

Planned and active relief work

 Now Unprecedented Cyclone Phailin affected 1.23 Crore people in the state, who have lost their everything, and the immense damage has taken place to the 5 lakh households, including their livelihood and livestock’s.

Current Situation in Ground Level

The sudden havoc and the destruction by cyclone have also left people especially women and children mentally traumatized. The elderly single women have been very badly affected. Here the situation is now very worse, Means of livelihoods have been wiped out making people highly vulnerable to food insecurity, and they have lost their assets including essential household items, bedding, blankets, utensils and school bags, books and uniform of children. This has left many households unable to cope with the basic survival. The odisha cyclone tragedy has left the state paralyzed and it required help from all quarters.

Ganjam, where the cyclone hit the land, was the worst hit district followed by Puri. Flood’s fury also loomed large over Ganjam, worst hit due to the cyclone ‘Phailin’ left the district with a trail of devastation. About 2.3 lakh Houses have been damaged and 21,6100 Hectares of Crop damaged in Ganjam district. A large population (15.02 Lakhs) has been hit by the calamity with their houses and crops damaged and cattle and domestic animals affected.

AJSA has decided to extend all possible help to the affected people in their hour of need by taking part in rescue operations providing food and health related support services, rebuilding their homes and lives, counseling & rehabilitating them.  However to be able to continue to provide to the poor & marginalized sections of the society and at the same time maintain our quality services, we need regular support from benevolent donors like you in terms of financial and material aspect.

In this endeavor, we seek your support and help will go a long way in reconstructing the lives of the people who have suffered. AJSA (Registered under Indian Society Registration Act.  1860 with Income  Tax  80G Certification), which has been working in odisha since 1989.

AJSA’s assessment of the damage

AJSA conducted a rapid needs assessment in 52 villages(18 are under final process) of Ganjam block and Beguniapada Block including 5 GP’s of Ganjam District in Orissa, which informs 10710 of houses have been completely damaged and land and crops have been washed away. And till now near about 5455 households are staying in cyclone centers. While the condition of 3 G.P’s Of Beguniapada block is really very serious, because no one has reached these tribal villages, till now. Neither Govt. or nor any humanitarian agencies, because the villages of that G.P’s are located in hilly regions and based on top areas of the mountain and 18 to 20 K.M distance from the ground. Usually no one want go there because of communication problems.60% of the hutments has been damaged in these areas.

Means of livelihoods have been wiped out making people highly vulnerable to food insecurity, and they have lost their assets including essential household items, bedding, cloths, utensils and study materials of their children. This has left many households unable to cope with the basic survival. 

Immediate and Urgent needs

  • Relief to 2800 most vulnerable families of 52 villages in Ganjam districts of odisha.
  • Non-food items (Tarpaulins, blankets – foam sheets, hygiene kits, solar lamps, hygiene kits and additional food aid)

·         While Baby Food,and halogen tablets for purification of water and solar lamps are highly needed.

  • Basic Medical supplies.
  • Packets of dry food rations like biscuits etc. to the cyclone affected and shelter-less.
  • Focusing on safety and protection of women and children 
  • Transitory shelters

Medium Term

  1. Providing support for creating secure shelters for displaced families
  2. Securing clean drinking water supply
  3. Provisioning of agricultural seeds to reestablish farms, and kitchen gardens
  4. Construction of access trolley rope ways to the most disconnected villages
  5. Solar home lighting systems

Areas of Intervention in relief phase

  • Education (Educational support kits to 2,00 children);
  • Food security and nutrition (dry ration support for 2,000 families);
  • NFIs (Blankets, Utensils and solar lantern to 1,500 families, )
  • Shelter (Tarpaulin/emergency shelter equipment to 650 families)
  • WASH ( Hygiene kit to 1,000 women)

Locations we will reach out to:

Dist – Ganjam

  • Block- Beguniapada

GP’s To Be Covered Mardhamekha, Kalimeghi, Chandanpur (34 Villages, Including 3150 Household 9040 Population.)

  • Block – Ganjam

GP’s To Be Covered -Palur , Palibandha ( 18 Villages, Including 2950 Household and 8420 Polulation )

We need your help !!

We feel that this is our moral duty to stand behind the people of odisha and without the assistance of Donors like you; we wouldn’t be able to serve them.Though the Government is trying to give level best effort by providing relief and rehabilitation but practically these things are still not qualitative in front of the people who have lost everything with such major damage. Therefore we are requesting you,for your kind and generous assistance and support in helping the affected families recover from the disaster and also in helping work towards averting future such tragedies.

Your donations would help us in providing immediate relief to most vulnerable 2,800 families of 52 villages in Ganjam districts of Odisha. We would very much appreciate if you could please consider our request for making a difference in the lives of the native people of Ganjam (Odisha). As an individual organization we may not be able to make a big difference but together with you all, we surely can rehabilitate a few villages and combine our efforts to save the environment meaningfully. We are working with the native elders and community leaders to ascertain their needs as well as show them the path of sustainable rehabilitation and development.

Donations can be sent to our registered office by Cheque/DD in favor of “Anchalika Jana Seva Anusthan” payable at Chandotara. Cash and cheque can also be deposited in our Saving Account No.:31973825628 with “State Bank Of India, Chandotara Branch, Dist- Bolangir (odisha)”. For online transfer our IFSC Code is: SBIN0008880. MICR Code-767002520.

Please mention your  NAME, FULL ADDRESS, E-MAIL and PHONE NUMBER on backside of your cheque, so that we can send you back the receipts! Donations to AJSA are exempted under Sector 80G of IT Act.

For Further Information Contact Manoranjan –  +91-9658808914.

For details of where and how to send your contributions / donations kindly contact us via email at  manoranjan.ajsa@gmail.com and ajsaorissa@gmail.com

Our guiding principles in the relief and rehabilitation:

·         Our focus will be to reach out to the poorest and most vulnerable among the affected persons – the dalits, tribals, person with disability, orphans, and elderly people – who are often at the risk of being neglected during the rehabilitation work.

 

  • Women and girls rights are central to our emergency response programme
  • Community led response respecting dignity and cultural sensitivity
  • Emergency Response as an active process of change
  • Maintain Transparency and Accountability

Our long term plans include

  • Livelihood support to families i.e. agriculture and non-agriculture.
  • Revival of water source in the villages and Advocacy for restoration of water sources in the villages.
  • Advocacy for appropriate rehabilitation of displaced families
  • Advocacy for restoration of educational facilities.
  • Support for rebuilding permanent houses/shelters and other infrastructure in most affected villages.
  • Community based disaster risk reduction and mitigation initiatives. 

Monitoring Systems

The village communities including all marginalized groups will be able to feedback to the project team. A team of AJSA will closely monitor and conduct regular visits to ensure quality and track the progress of activities on daily basis.

  • During the interventions continual assessments will be carried out with the full involvement of all stakeholders, including affected communitie. And a Project Management committee is established to oversee this response.

Cyclone Affected Area Pictures

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