ODISHA NEEDS YOU
LET US STAND #UnitedForOdisha
Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Fani’ ravaged the states of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh on the 3rd -4th of May. Cyclone Fani is the worst India has seen in the last two decades, second only to the Odisha super-cyclone of 1999. 36+ districts have been affected across the three states, with 21 districts being impacted only in Odisha. With the rising death toll currently recorded at 35, there were as high as 13.7 million people in the path of the cyclone and have been 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. The damage caused to the physical property is very severe with 1000+ public health facilities, and 5700+ school buildings being damaged. About 5600 km of roads have also been affected.
United Way is in close contact with its on-ground partners and Sphere India for getting timely updates and insights on the needs on- ground. As the impact of the disaster unfolds, some of the immediate indicators of humanitarian support outline the following:
- Shelter support through temporary and transitional shelters
- WASH support for access to safe water and sanitation
- Health support through health camps in the affected communities
- Non Food items like mosquito nets, utensils, solar lanterns, bed heets and clothes, etc.
Sources: MHA Situation Report, OSDMA, Government of India Census Data, IMD Cyclone Path, NDTV
COME TOGETHER AND STAND #UnitedForOdisha
United Way India network is committed to helping communities in every way and supporting the worst affected populations. While we would assist all of the affected populations, our specific focus would be on vulnerable groups like children, elderly, disabled and marginalized communities.
In this hour of solidarity, we ask you to join forces to be #UnitedForOdisha. Donate generously to the United Way Disaster Response Fund – Cyclone Fani by clicking <.>
All donations in India are eligible for tax exemption under section 80G of Income Tax Act
United Way Kolkata believes in “walking the talk” in our support of Women’s Empowerment. And what better way to do it than to celebrate Women’s Day with those “special and beautiful” women who have been bruised, battered, broken, forsaken, abused and abandoned by people they called their own. They not only lost their family, their place, but also their “mind”. But with some support and help, they are fighting back again to find themselves. UWK salutes their spirit and celebrated this day over a lunch treat on Women’s Day.
We thank our volunteers who joined us on that day to be a part of this occasion. But the journey doesn’t end here. Please reach out and partner us to restore their dignity as a human being and make them self dependent. Support their rehabilitation with your contribution and support.
UWK partnered with Iswar Sankalpa for this noble cause.
Birthday with a difference!
United Way Kolkata celebrated the birthdays of Nur Hossain, Raj Sk, Rishika Manna, Sumaiya Khatun, Samiun Islam – children of February with their friends and family, the difference being that these little ones were confined to the hospital bed of their Cancer Ward.
Still sprightly and mostly unaware of their condition, they enthusiastically cut the cake and opened their gifts like all kids do.
UWK spend Saturday morning celebrating their spirit with the cooperation of the staff and doctors of the Cancer centre.
UWK was supported in its noble cause by individual volunteers who also contributed their time and spread the cheer.
If you wish to join us, support us or celebrate your birthday a bit differently, do connect with Dipanwita Das @ 8927981881 or through our website / facebook.
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