ChildFund Responding to Cyclone Phailin in Odisha in Partnership With International & International Medical Corps
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Balasore: ChildFund India, part of ChildFund International, which serves around 10,000 children and their families in 6 districts of Odisha is working tirelessly in its response to the massive Cyclone Phailin, which struck the eastern Indian state on October 12.
All children served by ChildFund are safe and accounted for, though many of the children’s houses were damaged by the cyclone which left a trail of devastations across the state.
In partnership with its emergency response partner, International Medical Corps (IMC), the organization has deployed response teams to the areas hardest-hit by the storm. Currently, IMC is organizing many health camps to address the health needs of people in flood-hit areas of Balasore district.
Jointly, the two agencies have conducted a rapid needs assessment of the districts affected by the cyclone and the subsequent floods to determine the direct needs of children and families.
While, ChildFund India along with its Local Partners are engaged in emergency response in its program districts such as Puri, Kendrapada and Mayurbhanj, the organization is also considering long-term interventions to provide livelihood support to the affected population.