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Friday 31 December 2004

Brief Update from Cuddalore (India) and Relief Plans

From AID India

AID India, Tamil Nadu Science Forum (TNSF) and Pondicherry Science Forum (PSF) in association with other organisations have set up a overall coordination mechanism and a distribution andoutreach mechanism to reach out to the entire area of the affected. Todo this the Chennai office is taking care of the relief work in Chennai town and the Malar/TNSF office of Kanyakumari is taking care of the work in Kanyakumari district. The rest of the area esp the Pondicherry- Cuddlaore Nagapattinam belt which is the main affected part is being coordinated from the PSF office.

We welcome contributions - but please time is important and we need to rush it in. Both cash(to go towards house- rebuilding the number one necessity) and more important clothes and blankets. No torn clothes please

Brief Update on Relief Operations and Plans by Archana Prasad and Dinesh Abrol:

Dear Friends Since the last two days both of us have been with the Pondicherry Science Forum and friends from the TNSF: Yesterday we had gone to Cuddalore with the PSF team and are also coordinating with other massorganisations who have joined the relief process. The MALAR/PSF/TNSF is a nodal coordinating agency of all the relief materials which are being sent to Pondicherry and the PSF office is acting as the coordinating office ....
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Fri Dec 31, 08:23:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


can some AID personnel name all the NGOs they are funding? Also, how many volunteers are present at the grass-roots level.

your reply is utterly important for me to decide whether to donate to you or to Red Cross.


Fri Dec 31, 11:34:00 AM IST  
Blogger Sukumar said :

Jaycees of Mayiladuthurai (Mayavaram) in Tanjore Dt is involved in Tsunami Relief Work at Poompuhar, Chidambaram and other nearby coastal areas. Refugee Camps are being run in Mayiladuthurai for the displaced victims. There is an urgent need to provide medicines at various camps. Jaycees volunteers will assist in distribution. We welcome assistance from NGOs and Pharama companies. Contact : Mr A S Ravindiran (Mob : 09345061022) or Mr V Raman (Mob : 09443134855). Jaycees can also assist corporates and NGOs to carry out Relief Work in the nearby areas to ensure benefits reach the victims.

Fri Dec 31, 11:56:00 AM IST