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13 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

The impact of cyclone Phailin, that struck Odisha on 12 October 2013, was not limited to Gopalpur, in Ganjam district where it made landfall, but was felt across 17 districts of the state as well affecting 10 million people. In the days that followed, heavy rain caused floods in the 10 major river systems and cyclone-affected districts.

08 Feb 2005 description

Researched, written and published by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI

Paul Harvey

04 Jun 2003 description

National UN Volunteers in India are teaming up with UN Information Technology Services (UNITeS) to help one million villages prepare for earthquakes, cyclones and other calamities that claim lives and undermine development.

21 Nov 2002 description

By Kathryn Wolford, LWR president. [Wolford recently led a team that examined 'best practices' in LWR-supported programs in India.]

13 Nov 2002 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

25 Oct 2002 description
report CARE

CARE International, one of the world's leading relief and development agencies, has been awarded one of the coveted UN Habitat Awards. The award recognises the strength of ASHRAYA, a community managed housing and disaster preparedness project in cyclone affected coastal Orissa. It is funded by the British public through the UK Disasters Emergency Committee.

02 Apr 2002 description
report DanChurchAid

Each year about 210 mill. people are affected by Nature's ruthless raging. Most of them are poor and live in developing countries. Millions of lives and money can be saved if the natural disasters are anticipated.

30 Nov 2001 description

A review1

The latest Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) paper produced by ODI describes the theory and practice of Oxfam GB's livelihoods approach to assessing food security in emergencies.

30 Oct 2001 description

CHF 9,385,698
Appeal coverage 100.79%
Period covered: 1 January to 15 October 2001
The rehabilitation phase of the operation in response to the cyclone of October 1999 is almost finished. However, roads along the coastal belt remain in need of repair because of severe weather and new floods. Construction of low cost housing is being finalised and the programme has been extended until the end of 2001 when it will be closed.

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20 Aug 2001 description

Appeal Target CHF 2,414,190
Period covered: 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2001;

26 Jul 2001 description

Baltimore, July 25, 2001- Approximately two million people are displaced and at least 100 dead in the eastern Indian state of Orissa as a result of severe flooding. More than 450 millimeters of rain fell during a 10-day period, more than 80 percent above the normal level, causing Orissa's principal rivers to burst their banks and swallow whole districts. Around 500,000 people are believed to be totally cut off by the floodwaters.

24 Jul 2001 description

Church World Service is the Relief and Development Agency of the 36 member denominations of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

36 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs


CWS goal: $75,000

23 Jul 2001 description

SITUATION: The state of Orissa, approximately 300 miles south of Calcutta in eastern India is suffering a crisis from severe flooding and mudslides after weeks of excessive monsoon rains. The death toll is at 55 and rising in this region, still recovering from a 1999 "super cyclone" that killed more that 10,000 people. Orissa has received a total of 32 inches of rain between June 1 and July 18 of this year.

16 Jan 2001 description

Period covered: 1 - 31 December 2000
The rehabilitation phase of the operation in response to the cyclone of October 1999 has been extended until 31 March 2001, given difficult weather conditions which delayed construction work. In December 2000, the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) continued to support ongoing activities. Renovation and construction work on two Red Cross dispensaries, 190 cyclone resistant houses and four schools was completed. In addition, under the disaster mitigation programme, a total of 104 participants were trained in disaster preparedness and first aid.

10 Jan 2001 description
report CARE

More than a year has passed since two cyclones struck within days in Orissa, India. CARE staffer Basant Mohanty explains how a natural disaster became a catalyst to change things for the better.

22 Dec 2000 description

Programme extension to 31 March 2001
Period covered: 1 to 30 November 2000
The major portion of the operation is either completed or will be by 31 December, 2000, achieving the intended goal of building four schools-cum-cyclone shelters and about 180-190 low cost core houses. However, some remaining works need to be undertaken, and due to difficult road conditions which are causing logistics delays the operation will be extended until 31 March 2001 to complete the full range of planned activities.

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