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ActionAid provides livelihood support to Phailin survivors in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: To restore the livelihood of the survivors of Cyclone Phailin and its subsequent floods, ActionAid with its local partners extended livelihood support in 92 villages in Ganjam, Puri and Mayurbhanj districts in Odisha through its post Phailin disaster response programme.

With the financial support from European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), ActionAid has provided poultry support to 180 households, goatery support to 32 households and agriculture support (millet seeds) and sapling support (cashew, coconut, casurina, drum stick, guava and papaya) to 600 families as livelihood support whose livelihoods were destroyed last year, informed a Press release issued by the NGO.

Another 90 families will be provided poultry support, 88 families will be provided goatery very soon. Apart from that, 50 fishermen groups (comprising 4 to 5 members each) of coastal villages of Puri and Ganjam districts are being provided Boats and Nets.

“We are supplementing the effort of the state government in bringing normalcy in the lives of Phailin survivors through our humanitarian and early recovery support and we hope, this support will help people to start their lives afresh. All these diverse support will help people of different marginalized communities like fishermen, tribals, dalits and especially the women in these communities to secure their livelihoods and revive the local economy,” said Debabrat Patra, Regional Manager, ActionAid, Odisha.

Besides, ActionAid is also supporting households to build new transitional shelters for the affected families whose houses were totally or partially devastated in the cyclone Phailin. 

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