Emergency Appeal (Cyclone Gaja ) - Relief and Rehabilitation of the Victims Affected by Gaja Cyclone Affected India, Tamilnadu State Six Districts
Respected Helpers / Donors,
Greetings from ADAIKALAM Trust!
We have been approved by the Income Tax Department under section 80G and 12AA of Income Tax Act. We have also approved FCRA Act by Ministry of Home Affairs Govt. of India. ADAIKALAM have been working on disaster management activities since its inception from 2008 on wards, Its has more experience on working in the relief activities of Jammu & Kashmir flood, Thane Cyclone, Nepal Earthquake. ADAIKALAM have been working on disaster management activities since its inception from 2008 on wards, Its has more experience on working in the relief activities of Jammu & Kashmir flood, Thane Cyclone, Nepal Earthquake, Kerala Floods.
Cyclone Gaja ripped through Nagapattinam District, India on 15th November 2018 leaving a trail of destruction in coastal districts. Severe cyclonic strom Gaja that crossed Tamilnadu and Puducherry state, India coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on 16th November with the wind speed of 100 – 113 Kmph which brought heavy rains in the coastal districts.
The situation after cyclone Gaja hit Tamil Nadu, India remains grim, with despair and anger building up over so many deaths, destruction of property and livelihoods being affected. While power supply remains cut off in affected areas, roads remain blocked, preventing relief measures and medical assistance from reaching the affected people in many places. With the death toll rising to 63 and more than 1, 80,000 people stranded at relief camps facing a paucity of food and drinking water and other amenities, the magnitude of the havoc caused by cyclone ‘Gaja’ in Tamil Nadu , India has left the state authorities reeling. Six coastal districts and three in the hinterland besides Karaikal in Puducherry State India have been ravaged.
The situation remains grim, with despair and anger building up over so many deaths, destruction of property and livelihoods being affected. For the successive third day, the Cauvery delta region, which faced the brunt of the cyclone, remained without power supply. As roads remain blocked due to uprooted trees, relief measures and medical assistance could not reach the affected people in many places.
Nagapattinam district, Tamilnadu India is witnessing a calamity of this proportion after the December 2004 tsunami. Then, despite the loss of lives, the 16th century Vailankannai Basilica remained unscathed. But, this time, the shrine complex has suffered damages. In the aftermath of the cyclone, thousands have been rendered homeless.
The government has put the toll at 63, which included 16 women and three children. The damage to standing crops, coconut trees and other long term crops is yet to be assessed.
According to the State Disaster Management Agency, 10.273 lakhs trees have been uprooted and over 6,25,000 Laksh houses severely damaged in the cyclone. Over 1,30,000 electric poles have been uprooted and around 450 electricity sub-stations damaged severely, crippling power supply in the entire region. The electricity department has assured to restore power supply in the next 2months.
Now, what we need is proper food and clothes. We are unable to survive in the camps without food. Most of our children are tired and have fainted. We cannot even get milk for them,” she told HT with tears in her eyes. Over 6laksh people are staying in the camp at 6 District, Tamilandu, India and it is not easy to get the food. Further, with just two toilets, people especially woman are finding it difficult to use them. We are not able to get drinking water. Children are crying for milk,” he said about the situation in the camp.6 laksh people homeless.
In a humanitarian basis ADAIKALAM have taken initiative in supporting the Cyclone victims through providing them Relief and Rehabilitation services in turn of securing the life of the people and basic need foods who are alive and lost their houses, family members and identity.
Required Relief Materials :
- Water Food (Biscuits, Glucose Power, Rice
- Provision of food & clean water
- Safe, reliable shelter
- Sanitation & hygiene
- First Aid Kit
- General Medicine
- Torch Candles
- Matchbox/Lighter etc.
So immediate action to be taken on providing relief and rehabilitation services to the people affected by Gaja Cyclone. I kindly request you to support us by contributing in providing funds for the relief and rehabilitation activity.
We expect your favorable response.