Request support for victims of Tsunami in Nagapattinam
- Dear friends,We are one of the subscriber of Karmayog.com and we are involving relief services for the victims of Tsunami in Nagapattinam areas of Tamilnadu which is very close to our opertional area.We submit our appeal to Karmayog.com and request you to publish the appeal in your website to mobilise needed assistaance for rendering of relief services for the victims.We givewn below the actual situation of the tragedy and our request :
ACTUAL SITUATION OF THE AREA AFFECTED BY TSUNAMIIN
NAGAPATTINAM AREAS OF TAMILNADU REGION,INDIA.
Tsunami affected the Nagapattinm and other 30 hamlets of east coast areas of Tamil Nadu on 26th December,2004 at 9.15a.m
Our ISSI team,local youth andgroups started the rescue activities in the affected areas on 27thDec,2004t.Thousands of dead bodies were not removed andburied/burned sofar.
So, our team totally 15 members involved in the rescueoperation and
buried/burned. The death rate is above 5000 in the area..
We have collected moreinformations and observed the actual situation of the Tsunami tragedy during our rescue services in the sea shore villages. And also, we discuse with the affected youth and community leaders and observe thesituation in the camps where the affected people accommodated in theNagapattinam area.
We understood the situation and their immediate andlong term needs. It
will take another two weeks for the area come fornormal situation.Then
only, we can get correct figures and datas.
And also, we are expecting government datas about the situation.The given
informations will explain the actual situation ofNagapattinam area due
to the Tsunami tragedy.
* No.ofvillages/hamlets affected
*Badly/seriously affected : 15
* The hamlets completely vanished :o5
No. of deaths : Above 5000
* No of affected
people : 75000
* No of camps where the
affected people accommodated: 50
* Places where the people
accommodated : Temples, schools, marriage
community halls in
The conditions of their houses and property;
More than15000 families lost their houses which were completely
Lost their boats and fish nets
Lost their bedding, cooking vessels,furniture, jewels and clothes
About women : Many women lost
theirhusband and children. They are become helplesswidows.
About children : Hundreds of children lost their father &mother; some
children lost their father or mother. Many children wereadmitted in
hospitals for various diseases and injuries.
About agedpeople :
Hundreds of aged people both sex in the age group of 50-60yrs lost
their son/daughter and become helpless.
Our Organisation, INDIAN SOCIAL SERVICE INSTITUTE initiate anet work of
NGOs called Relief Action Net (RAN) for organizing andproviding immediate relief services and long term measures for theTsunami affected people of Nagapattinam areas of Tamil nadu region byjoint action. At present 6 NGOs are in the net work those who are wellexperience in the relief and
rehabilitation activities in the regionfor many years.
ISSI will function as a legal holder and co-ordinating agency for execution of
the relief services. As a legalholder and co ordinating agency ISSI
will co ordinate the program andsubmit various reports to the
supporting agencies time to time. We willopen a office for the relief
service activities in the Nagapattinamtown very soon. In the mean time
kindly send ll your communications tothe address of ISSI office which
is given below :
INDIAN SOCIALSERVICE INSTITUTE
Thiruvarangulam(via) 622 303
How you can help :
We need your help (both cash
&kind) immediately for the following for the benefit of 5000 people.
Supply of food items like
rice,cerels,sugr,biscuits and milk powder etc.,
clothes for all age groups,blankets & mats.cooking vessels
Supply ofpure drinking
water by lorry/tanker for the affected peopleaccommodated in 10
Basic medicine,bandages and plastersetc.,
children below 5yrs in the camps are badly in need ofmilk powder.Many
mothers re in the hospitals for treatment.No way togive breast milk for
the small children.So,it is very urgent to supplymilk powder and
nutritional supplements which will prevent malnutrition and prevent the
children from various diseases.
Weselected badly affected hamlets
and provide such relief services atleast 5000 people now.We are
especting your support and your actionfor mobilizing people /agencies
in your region/country to support for the affected people as early as
So,your support is urgently needed.Please send all your
financial contributionas early as possible to our organisation.
We believe that you can also,contribute for the important cause and help the victims atyour level best.
INDIAN SOCIAL SERVICE INSTITUTE