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International Red Cross has made an urgent appeal for nearly $2.5 million
required to help the storm/flood victims in India in the wake of a recent
series of storms and the resulting flooding. The storms have had a
devastating effect on the state of Orissa, where millions of people have
been rendered homeless and thousands of people have died. Many of the
survivors have gone without much/any food or drinking water for the past
four days. While relief and help has started coming in, it will take months
to rebuild the infrastructure and rehabilitate the homeless. Please visit
the following two web sites to get an idea of the extent of damage and the
kind of help required:

http://www.redcross.org/news/inthnews/99/11%2D2b%2D99.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_503000/503125.stm

If you are interested to help Red Cross in helping these homeless, and the
starving poor, please send in your donations in the
following address:

PO Box: 37243
Washington DC - 20013

Make your checks payable to 'American Red Cross' with a note 'For Storm Relief
in Eastern India'. You may also
call the American Red Cross at 703-248-4222 or 800-HELP-NOW (800-435-7669) for
more details. As per Red Cross, checks
earmarked 'For Storm Relief in Eastern India' will be immediately forwarded to
Indian Red Cross.

Thanks.

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Posted : 07/11/1999 12:45 pm
(@pradyotkumarsahu-11675)
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Some Facts related to Orissa super cyclone on October 29, 1999(From Times of India, New Delhi, 07 NOV 1999, page 13)



-Not since the famine of 1866 A.D. which took 1.5 lakh lives Orissa faced with a calamity of this magnitude.
-Loss of life in this cyclone, then the food shortage and epidemic which is started
is not calculated so far.
-Millions have been left without home or belongings.

-Till now, 07 Nov 1999, No reports from the 60% of the affected areas due to lack of communications.
-Orissa Finance Minister thinks Rs. 500,000 crore will be needed to revive the Orissa state's economy.
-10 of 12 affected districts of Orissa are the granary of Orissa in terms of both food and cash crops.
-The standing paddy crop of 320,000 hectares of cultivated land has been completely devastated.
-Those paddy fields damaged by sea waves up to 15 feet high will not be able to cultivate for 5 to 6
years.
-90% of cattle of the affected districts has perished.
-Assuming one hectares produces 2 tonnes of food grain, 600,000 tonnes of food grain perished.
-In near future, there will be huge unemployment since 80% of the local population live on agriculture.
-Almost all of the coconut trees uprooted. It will take 15 years for the coconut trees to reach the fruit-
bearing stage.

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Posted : 07/11/1999 12:49 pm
(@pradyotkumarsahu-11675)
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SUPER CYCLONE DISASTER IN EASTERN INDIA 1999



THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN ORISSA (In the Eastern part of INDIA) ARE DYING BECAUSE OF LACK OF FOOD AND WATER-BORNE DISEASES.
There is an urgent need to responding the disaster and humanitarian assistance needed
cutting across the national boundaries.
Please see the details at ->

http://www.redcross.org/news/inthnews/99/11%2D2b%2D99.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_503000/503125.stm

Also, search at your favourite search engines in the Internet.

**** Please donate whatever you can. *****


If you are outside INDIA



To send donations, please find your country's Red Cross addresses at www.redcross.org.

If you are in USA



You can send donations at

American Red Cross
PO Box: 37243
Washington DC - 20013 (USA)

Make your checks payable to 'American Red Cross' with a note 'For Storm Relief
in Eastern India'. You may also
call the American Red Cross at 703-248-4222 or 800-HELP-NOW (800-435-7669) for
more details. As per Red Cross, checks
earmarked 'For Storm Relief in Eastern India' will be immediately forwarded to
Indian Red Cross.

If you are in INDIA



You can send your donations at
-Indian Redcross
-Prime Minister's Fund
-The Times of India Relief Fund
-more

To send at Times of India Relief Fund, you can send cheques and bankdraft payable to
"Times of India Relief Fund" and send to the following address:-The Times of India Relief Fund,
Times House, 7 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110 002 (INDIA)

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Posted : 07/11/1999 12:51 pm
(@prashanta-11676)
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FRIENDS
ORISSA HAS SUFFERED WORST OF NATURE'S FURY. SHE NEEDS TO FEED AND SHELTER HER DYING

SONS AND DAUGHTERS.

DONATE GENEROUSLY. MAKE YOUR MOTHER FEEL HER SONS HEART.

SEND DONATIONS


P.K. JENA
HOUSE NO. 63
POCKET - K
SARITA VIHAR

NEW DELHI - 110044


PH-011-694 6252(OFFICE)

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Posted : 10/11/1999 12:31 pm
(@ashu-1174)
New Member

As you might be aware, over 7000 people have already died and over 25 million have been severely affected in what has been one of the worst cyclones of the century and this figure is expected to double (by a conservative estimate) if immediate action is not taken.

Although Govt. is trying to cope up with the demands of such a large populace, many private companies have jumped in to help.

Now you can help provide food and aid to one person a day just by visiting the site http://www.causeanaffect.org and clicking on the red button "Save A Life"

For each click a day, the cyclone affected people in Orissa
will be paid Rs9/ relief (about $0.25).

It will take just a fraction of a second to click this link.
PLEASE HELP.

Thanks,

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Posted : 11/11/1999 5:40 pm
(@gdesai-5447)
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The relief can be provided through India Development and relief Fund (IDRF).

They send 100% of you r money to the relief operation. The funds are channeled through non-governmental organizations (NGO). They are registered in US as a non-profit organization. You have full tax deduction available.

You can visit their website at http://www.idrf.org

Gaurang Desai

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Posted : 23/11/1999 2:18 pm
(@arupananda-1136)
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APPEAL

"Little drops of Water, Little grains of Sand,
Make a mighty ocean and a pleasant land
Little deeds of kindness, Little words of Love,
Will make this earth an eden,like the heaven above"

Devastated by the super-cyclone, 10 districts of Orissa have been severely affected. We have suffered a great loss in terms of life and property. With more than 20,000 deaths, millions affected, loss of live-stock, cattle, grain, destruction of flora and fauna, Orissa faces irrevocable resultant damage.

Relief in the form of cash and funds is pouring in from India and abroad. But whatever we do seems to be like a drop in the ocean. We appeal to you to help our organisation - Arupa Mission Research Foundation to carry out relief duties in OParadip and Jagatsingpur (the most affected areas). Having adopted these areas we are reaching out to the affected, distributing food and medicine, clothes, kerosene and other basic relief material. Above all, our organisation is mobilising people to help in mass burials and burning of dead bodies to prevent the spread of the epidemic, which is already taking root. Help us to help the devastated, Help us to "rehabilitate" those who survived. Blessings to you.
Arupa...
Registered Number 1729
Surya Nagar
Bhubaneshwar -751
003 Orissa
India
Tel 0091 674-405157/417383
Fax 0091 674 430324
email: arupananda@mailcity.com

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Posted : 30/11/1999 7:38 pm
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