India Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 12th December 2016 and moved progressively towards Tamil Nadu coast and Chennai. The cyclone has left a trail of destruction across 5 districts: Nellore and Chittor in Andhra Pradesh and Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Ten people were killed and according to the National Disaster Management Authority many were injured as the cyclone swept across the region. As part of its global humanitarian partnership, C&A Foundation is supporting Save the Children's initial emergency response with USD 102,000.
The cyclone hit 48 out of 100 villages and urban settlements in areas where Save the Children is operating. Around 6,000 households are impacted severely. The emergency response targets initially 3,000 households – approximately 13,500 people including 5,670 children. Save the Children is providing water and water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, floor mats and cotton blankets.
For more information about Save the Children and the C&A Foundation, see: www.savethechildren.net