Owing to our past experiences from our super cyclone Anphan Response, we have chalked out a scheme of operations in cyclone Yaas Affected areas, The cyclone made landfall last month, destroying several homes and damaging thousands more, but the impact could have been far worse. we are constantly in touch with and receiving updates from volunteers on the ground. Corona, cyclone Yaas and the sufferings! it is surprising to see the priorities of humanitarian aid agencies in terms of their defining priorities .most of them have a sweeping statement:- our priority is Covid at present we do agree and standing by covid patients and their families are also going simultaneously but tell me if more than 3 lakhs people struggle to have access to safe drinking water in the aftermath of cyclone Yaas, it is not a catastrophe, there are lakhs of studies show 80% of the diseases rural India suffers are waterborne.
As Corona 2.0 with cyclone Yaas not only affected lives but also destroyed livelihoods. hundreds of live stokes are damages. our community is seeking long term solutions for drinking water and agriculture in areas. Now it seems that nature is taking its revenge. The local economies of these regions are mostly depending on agriculture. for example, Farmers make a living by cultivating betel, fish, paddy and vegetables etc, this situation has broken down their back born. As thousands of villages are submerged in saline water, now agricultural activity is not possible for the next 3 years minimum. because seawater saline water is everywhere. Some villages are still not getting enough drinking water which says it's important with urgent needs.
What we have done during this crisis: -
I Swastik Dey behalf of RAY OF HOPES would like to say these following activities have done during This crisis.
. we stand with people and help district administration during the time of evacuation in 3 Gram Panchayats of Balasore Sadar.
. We are taking measurable steps and do thermal screening in the Cyclone shelter
. We focused on children, pregnant women & Nursing mother and their special need for nutrition during the cyclone.
. our immediate response after the cyclone is to provide relief material and ration to most affected communities.
. we do repair community Handpump and restorative of other water bodies to tackle the water crisis in most affected communities.
. we do provide medical and sanitation kits to the affected people from the community.
. organizing cleaning and bleaching drive-by help of the local community
What we Need: -
Establishing a community filter which cost around 20.000 to 22.000 at 4 most affected villages
Climate-resilient paddy seeds needed for at least 2 patches (1hacter/25kg seeds) transplanting.
Hand holdings to 50 no of farmers for livelihood restoration