Flood Response 2008

Odisha has always been a victim of disasters. Apart from the natural disasters such as floods and cyclones, persistent droughts also affect the interiors of the state. CYSD’s new stragic plan calls for strategic interventions and initiatives for strengthening disaster response both in the civil society space and across other sectors. Accordingly the disaster response and mitigation unit is in place to

  • Maintain basic equipments (boats, life jackets, warning and rescue equipments
  • Maintain an updated information base on disasters in Odisha / India
  • Monitor the situation during the disaster –prone time periods and
  • Facilitate response when needed

This year sever floods affected 6481 villages from 137 blocks in 19 districts. As part of the rescue operation, CYSD deployed boats in un –served areas. Health caps were organized in three coastal districts, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, benefiting 3090 persons, including 1055 women and 654 children.

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