A few days after Cyclone Tauktae hit the western coast of India, the governments of Bengal and Odisha are on high alert for the very severe cyclonic storm Yaas heading their way from the Bay of Bengal and likely to make landfall late on Wednesday, 26th May 2021. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the intensity of cyclonic storm Yaas is likely to be similar to that of Cyclone Amphan, which hit the Sunderbans in south Bengal in May 2020, killing over 100 people and causing widespread damage in the region.
The damage to life and property can be extensive due to the winds and heavy rainfall the storm will bring, with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph. The people who are already in distress due to the second wave will be hit by this disruptive cyclone, causing massive mayhem in thousands of lives.
While many of us are safe in our homes, safe from the virus, safe from the cyclone, there are people out there who are fighting with fear, fighting the virus, fighting to live. We have to come together to help and save our brothers and sisters who are feeling helpless in this fight against the calamity atrocities.
Under our Humanitarian Relief program, we at Child Help Foundation have managed to support more than 10 Lakhs individuals to date. To provide relief to the underprivileged who will be the victims of the cyclone, we need your full support and help. We will be providing Ration Kits with essential food grains and other necessary items as per the requirements in each area. These materials will provide them some relief in this terrible situation.
Cyclone Yaas has caused massive destruction in the states of Odisha and West Bengal. Despite living in pucca houses, people lost their lives to the high-speed winds and storms. Trees, branches, and thatched roofs were seen flying as the winds swept at 150 kmph. Multiple teams of ODRAF, NDRF, Odisha Police, fire personnel, and PWD swung into action once Cyclone Yaas landfall was complete. Rescue operations are still underway on a war-footing.
Child Help Foundation’s Volunteers have taken account of the damages caused by the cyclone Yaas especially in the Jagatsinghpur and Balasore districts of Odisha where 400 and 1000 families were affected respectively.
In Odisha, CHF will be providing the victims of the cyclone with Ration Kits containing 5 kgs Puffed rice, 2.25 kgs Sattu, 1 Kg Sugar, 2 Big Packets of Biscuits, and other essential items like Mosquito repellent coils, and Masks. These Ration Kits contain ingredients to support a family for 15 days.
To make this happen, we need your full support. Come forward to save the lives of these victims in any way possible. Your generous contributions could go a long way for these people in dire need of help and aid.