SEEDS is responding to Cyclone Fani, reaching out to affected communities!
On 3rd May 2019, the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Cyclone Fani’ made landfall southwest of Puri, Odisha. The intense wind speeds touching 180 kmph and widespread flooding have caused extensive damage.
Thousands of families are suffering through one of the most intense cyclones in 20 years and require urgent humanitarian aid. For the path of the cyclone has put many more in danger not just in Odisha, but West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh as well. Over 137,796,363 (137 million) people live in the cyclone’s path across the three states and 37,737,588 (37 million) houses within the cyclone zone face its’ fury.
As the storm moves on and rain continues, new challenges will emerge. Water and hygiene needs will be at the forefront.
SEEDS is reaching out to 100,000 people in the most affected regions with safe drinking water, hygiene kits and medical camps.