ACT appeal India: Orissa floods - Post crisis - ASIN13

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Appeal Target: US$ 654,526
Geneva, 13 November 2001

Dear Colleagues,

Following the Super cyclone in 1999, the severe drought in 2000 and the devastating flood and rains in the period June to September 2001, the people of Orissa are still fighting to overcome their losses and restore their livelihood.

Through its members on the ground, ACT International has launched an emergency operation under Appeal ASIN12, which is about to be completed by all the three implementing partners: Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), the Lutheran World Service - India (LWS-I) and the United Evangelical Church in India (UELCI). The ACT partners convened a meeting to discuss a joint strategy regarding the implementation of possible post crisis activities. UELCI undertook a baseline study, which resulted in this post crisis phase appeal. LWS-I is working on a proposal for an extension/revision which will be dealt with separately. CASA has decided not to enter into a post-crisis phase as they are already implementing a long-term rehabilitation programme after the last super cyclone.

UELCI is proposing to continue its support, through its local implementing partners, to assist the affected people in restoring their livelihood and to regain some level of food security. The proposal includes the following components:

  • Food for Work
  • Material support to restore shelters
  • Livelihood support for fishing and weaving communities
  • Distribution of seeds for kitchen gardens
  • Health & Sanitation
  • Disaster preparedness
Project Completion Date: 31 August 2002

Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested (US$)

Total Appeal Target(s)
Less: Pledges/Contr. Recd.
Balance Requested from ACT Network

Please kindly send your contributions to the following ACT bank account:

Account Number - 102539/0.01.061 (USD)
Account Name: ACT - Action by Churches Together
Banque Edouard Constant
Cours de Rive 11
Case postale 3754
1211 Genève 3

Please also inform the Finance Officer Jessie Kgoroeadira (direct tel. +4122/791.60.38, e-mail address of all pledges/contributions and transfers, including funds sent direct to the implementers, now that the Pledge Form is no longer attached to the Appeal.

We would appreciate being informed of any intent to submit applications for EU, USAID and/or other back donor funding and the subsequent results. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.

ACT Web Site address:

Ms. Geneviève Jacques
WCC/Cluster on Relations
Thor-Arne Prois
Director, ACT
Rev. Rudolf Hinz
LWF/World Service

ACT is a worldwide network of churches and related agencies meeting human need through coordinated emergency response.

The ACT Coordinating Office is based with the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Switzerland.

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