India: Emergency Response to Cyclone Fani in Odisha IND191

Over 16 million people were affected by the very severe Cyclone Fani as it made landfall in Puri District of Odisha State on 3 May.  Prior to landfall, nearly 1.2 million people have been evacuated from vulnerable and low-lying areas of at least 11  coastal  districts  in  over  4,000  shelters, including   880   specially   designed   cyclone centres. Fourteen (14)  districts   were affected :  Angul,  Balasore,  Bhadrak,  Cuttack, Dhenkanal,   Ganjam,   Jagatsinghpur,   Jajpur, Kendrapara, Keonjhar, Khordha, Mayurbhanj, Nayagarh and Puri. According to Government sources, as of 9th of May, 18,388  villages  were  affected with 64 casualities and 160 injured.  Damages include :  508,467 houses, 181,711.4 agricultural land and 88,04,318 livestock affected with casualty of 41,68,298 (of which 41,62,923 are poultry).

Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) will implement the response with the support from their local partners.

IND191 Cyclone Fani Appeal