Cyclone Hudhud has caused extensive destruction to homes, ecology and agriculture in the districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh. Immediately after the cyclone receded, 4 volunteers from AID, the Center for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA) and Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) embarked on a 5 day trip in the cyclone-affected areas to distribute emergency relief materials, assess the physical damage to farmers and their crops, and to plan for future relief & rehabilitation efforts. The volunteers reported massive damage to coconut, mango, sugarcane and cashew plantations as well as paddy crop. Read the full report here
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Relief Work in Ankapalle: AID has already sent $5000 to our partner, Rural Development Service Society (RDSS). RDSS volunteers have provided emergency rations (5kg rice, 1kg toor dal, 100gm tamarind, 1 liter oil and 1/2kg salt) to 550 families and are now reaching out to 1200 more families placing special emphasis on those who've been the hardest hit.
Regular updates from the ground will be posted here .