Support Victims Of Cyclone Fani | Milaap
Support Victims Of Cyclone Fani
of Rs.10,00,000
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    Mahashakti Foundation and Gram Utthan

    from Odisha

Fani intensified into a cyclone on 27th April 2019. On 3rd May, it took the form of a very severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 4), with an estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 175-185 km/h gusting to 210 km/h crossing Odisha coast.

While the cyclone made landfall at Puri at 8:12 am on the 3rd of May, the storm crossed Bhubaneswar four hours later at around 12:10 pm. After severely hitting the capital city of Odisha for around three and a half hours, the cyclone proceeded north along the coast towards Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj district, before entering West Bengal. In the hours prior to the Cyclone, nearly 1.2 million people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11 coastal districts while the evacuees have been accommodated in over 4,000 shelters, including 880 specially designed cyclone centers.

14 districts have been affected by Fani namely- Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri.

- 5.08 Lakhs Houses Destroyed
- 41 People lost their Lives

Some issues that required immediate attention and action:
Heatwave: This is the month of May. Very high temperature and the heat wave are likely to
escalate. Damages to houses and tree cover will escalate the threat further. There is an
urgent need to address heat stroke threat.
Food and Nutrition: Many poor households, who are dependent on daily wage, have lost income. There is a need to provide them food support to enable them to focus on repair and reconstruction of their houses and properties. Currently, schools are closed for summer vacation. The MDM should be started in the affected areas. This will help a lot as children from a poor background, whose houses have been damaged, mostly read in government schools.
Power Supply: Extensive damages to power supply infrastructures is likely to take weeks to restore. This is going to be a major challenge. Alternative lighting and energy sources for drinking water supply, addressing heat, cooling, irrigation, and revival of normalcy
Road Communication: There has not been much damage to road infrastructure but roads have been blocked in many places. Blockages have been cleared from most of the important roads but many roads are still blocked. Through food for work, garbages and uprooted trees
may be cleared from the road.
Telephone Communication: Telephone and mobile network is severely down in most places, including Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack city. This has seriously impacted communication and coordination which is very important for relief and reconstruction.

After interacting with different worst affected villages/slums first phase, we arrived at the conclusion the followings need to be given to a household in the absence of electricity, water supply and basic needs in the houses without the roof. In a kit, the followings relief materials need to be given to the household to fight against the damage.

The Kit will contain the following (per household):
Annexure -1
  • Saree 1                                                                  Rs.150.00
  • Tawal / Lungi                                                        Rs.150.00
  • Biscuit @ 10 , 10 Pkts                                           Rs.100.00
  • Bedsits -2 @ 150                                                  Rs.300.00
  • Education Material for Children                          Rs.300.00
  • Water Purifier Tablet                                            Rs.200.00
  • Polythene to cover their house                            Rs.1,000.00
  • Plastic Mat 2 Nos.                                                 Rs.400.00
  • Candle Mosquito coil (Packet)                             Rs.100.00
          Packaging and Branding(Donor)                                   Rs.200.00                                                      
 Transportation /Other Miscellaneous                                    Rs.100.00
      Total                                                                          Rs.3000.00

Mahashakti Foundation (MSF), is one of Milaap Lend’s field partner in Odisha and it is a charitable trust and a leading Civil Society Institution of Odisha with 12A. Having a reach with 1 lakh households in 13 districts. With 400 manpower, MSF is implementing 15 different projects in association with Govt, International NGOs as well as corporates. For more details please visit:

They have 30 volunteers presently, who will be helping out in the relief work presently and they will also support in the distribution of the kits across the cyclone-affected regions. We will utilize the fundraised amount to reach maximum households and distribute the kits(as mentioned above). 

Gram Utthan is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Registration Act. They work across Odisha to empower mainly women and children. They have planned to provide support in the relief work. This is their proposed plan to execute with the help of all the donors.

Towards relief services Non-Food Items (NFI) will be distributed like 1) Shelter Kit, 2) Hygiene Kit, & 3) Education Kit. 
List of Non-food Items to be provided to each targeted household and education materials to students from affected families:
  1. Food Items
Quantity per HHs2.Shelter KitsQuantity per HHs3. Hygiene KitsQuantity per HHs4. Education KitsQuantity per HHs
 Biscuits 5kgTarpaulin2nos.Plastic Bucket with Lid12noSchool Bag1no.
Chuda (Flatten rice) /Sugar2kgNylon rope2nos.Plastic mug1noGeometry Box1no.
Moong Dal2kgSleeping mat2 nos.Sanitary Napkin1 packetNotebook4nos.
Cooking oil1LiterBlanket2nos.Sanitary Cotton1 Pc.Pen1nos.
Salt1kgSolar Lamp1noLux Soap1noPencil1no

Lifebuoy shop1noSharper1no

Rin soap4nos.Eraser1no

Mosquito Net2nos.

Long Term (Community Rehabilitation)
Livelihood restoration
Shelter to shelter less (Only Scheduled Caste families, landless and low-income families who have lost their houses.
Improving WASH infrastructures
Improving farming system and small scale business
Cost of Project:  Per household INR 10,000.00 for 10,000 households. Total cost is INR 10, 00, 00000.00 (Ten cores)
Location of Intervention:
DistrictBlockGPNo of VillageTotal HH
PuriPipliDandamakunda pur282200
Kulasekhar Patana121400
NimaparaHari pur242250
Sainsa Sasan081422

Every contribution will help us reach more flood-affected regions and you can impact the lives of people in Odisha here.

Milaap is waiving off platform fees for this initiative. 

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