Extremely severe cyclone hits India, affecting over 15 million of peopleLast Update：2019/05/15
Extremely severe cyclone Fani, the strongest summer cyclone to hit India’s East Coast Odisha state in 43 years, made its landfall on 3 May in Puri. Despite the authority’s prompt evacuation of over a million people prior to the storm’s landfall, the cyclone has made widespread devastation to affected communities, destroying homes, schools, crops, livestock and livelihoods.
World Vision’s Response
World Vision’s team is conducting rapid assessment on the ground, and has set up Child Friendly Spaces to provide support to affected children. Our next step is to provide shelters to the displaced.
Our immediate relief plan includes:
World Vision relief team unloading necessity items like tarpaulins, ropes, and blankets to meet the needs of the affected.
The lady feels so grateful for the timely help she receives.
Children receive blankets to keep warm.
World Vision set up Child-Friendly Space in cyclone Fani affected communities.
The devastating storm uprooted trees, electric poles and destroyed thousands of homes.
Children are out of school as the roofs of many schools have been blown away or badly damaged.
Families lost their livelihoods as their means of earning like fishing boats were destroyed.