Following the disaster caused by the cyclones
in Orissa, India, a needs assessment was carried out by a joint team from
the Emergency Services, International Headquarters, and from India. It
has now been agreed to give humanitarian assistance to a community of 10,000
people in the Paradip area. The main objective is to assist in meeting
primary health care needs in some of the worst affected areas.
Specific activities will include vaccination of children, distribution of oral rehydration salt packs, the provision of mobile clinics for vulnerable groups and those in areas difficult to reach, hygiene education, child nutrition and supplementary feeding. The India Northern Territory will be responsible for the implementation of the project, which is expected to last for six months.
Funds are urgently needed. Anyone wishing
to give support should contact the Office of Emergency Services, International
Headquarters, The Salvation Army, 101 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4P
4EP, England. Tel:  (0)207 332 8074;
fax:  (0)207 332 8076; e-mail: EMERGENCY@salvationarmy.org
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