Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Fani’ ravaged the states of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh on the 3rd & 4th of May. With wind speeds reaching up to 205 kmph, heavy rains and flying debris have battered the coastal belt of Eastern India. Fani is the worst Cyclone that India has seen in the last two decades, second only to the Odisha's super-cyclone of 1999. 36+ districts have been affected across Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal, with 21 districts being im-pacted only in Odisha. The havoc caused has led to 64 people losing their lives and 16.4 million people severely affected in varying degrees.
More than 1.4 million people have been evacuated from vulnerable districts and are being housed in close to 9000 shelters in schools and government buildings. 5,000+ kitchens are operating to serve people in these shelters. This catastrophic cyclone has damaged nearly 1000+ public health facilities, 5700+ school build-ings and roads sprawling over 5600 kms.
United Way is closely coordinating with its on-ground partners and Sphere India to track real time updates and insights about the needs on-ground. As the impact of the disaster unfolds, some of the immediate indicators of humanitarian support outline the following:
United Way India network is committed to helping communities in every way and supporting the worst affected population. While we work towards assisting the affected, our specific focus would be on vulnerable groups like children, elderly, disabled and marginalised communities.
In this hour of solidarity, we ask you to join forces to be #UnitedForOdisha Contribute generously to the United Way Disaster Response Fund – Cyclone Fani
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