Following cyclonic storm Phailin and continuous rain for five days in the month of October, 2013, the condition of people became very precarious. Many thatched & asbestos houses were either fully or partially dam-aged, electricity disrupted, road communication blocked due to uprooting of trees and electric poles. Standing crops were completely lost. Food and safe drinking water was not available to lakhs of people. Government & Civil society organizations were engaged in distribution of relief and clearing of debris, providing cooked food to people living in different shelters. National & International donors came forward to assist the people in all possible manners.
SNDAYP requested The Hans Foundation, New Delhi to provide financial assistance for distribution of relief to the needy people of the urban slums within Puri Municipal area & Sadar block Panchayats. Accordingly the Foundation provided necessary assistance for supply of Dry food, baby food, blankets, tarpaulin sheets, solar light, sanitary napkins and medicines. The organization sought the cooperation of municipal councilors of Puri Municipality and PRI members of Sadar block for distribution of these mate-rials to the affected people. Health camps were organized with participation of doctors and medicines were distributed according to their advice.
Handicap International selected Sri Nrusingha Dev Anchalik Yuba Parisada (SNDAYP) as a partner for the Project “Relief for cyclone Phailin and flood affected in Odisha, India”. The project will be implemented in Pirijipur panchayat of Krush-naprasad block of Puri district. Non food items, kitchen sets will be provided to households which has been fully or partially damaged due to the natural calamity.
Besides this Handicap International would distribute assistive devices to the PWDs of Pirijipur Gram panchayat. Ac-cording to the terms of the part-nership agreement SNDAYP will support HI in identifying final beneficiaries for distribution of non food items, in assessing persons with disabilities in the project operational area and in maintaining the list of benefici-aries, for the distribution of assertive devices and training of users. It will also support HI for the coordination with block and district administration and local Inter Agency Groups in relation with the project.