Oxfam in action helping survivors in Cyclone affected Odisha

Posted by Jonaid Jilani Press Officer

18th Oct 2013

Oxfam has kicked off its relief response programme in the cyclone and flood affected districts of Odisha. In the last two days,13,050 people have been provided with cooked food through community kitchen services and an additional 3450 people have been provided with dry food ration. The total number of people reached is 16,500.

Oxfam is working with its partners Unnayan in Balasore district and with the United Artists Association and Solar in Ganjam and Puri districts of Odisha.

Zubin Zaman, Humanitarian Programme Manager, Oxfam says, "Hundreds of thousands of people are now displaced and need immediate food, safe water and hygiene kits. We plan to reach out to 60,000 people through our response".

Oxfam will soon be distributing shelter materials (tarpaulins, ground sheets and ropes), solar lanterns with mobile chargers, hygiene kits and additional dry food to the worst hit villages in Ganjam and Puri district.

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To help those affected please go to http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/india-floods

Photographs can be found at this link:-
http://wordsandpictures.oxfam.org.uk/?c=14796&k=9ccc1d60ec

For further information, please contact: Jonaid Jiliani on 07810 181 514 // jjilani@oxfam.org.uk

Blog post written by Jonaid Jilani

Press Officer

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