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Monday 3 January 2005
Abridged field report from Andamans
Source: SEEDS, Port Blair.
31 December 2004. 1800 hrs IST

The SEEDS field assessment team reached Tamil Nadu on 27 December.
We realised that there are some credible NGOs extending aid there. Meanwhile the toll in Andaman and Nicobar was rising and no assistancehad reached there due to logistics problems.

We are also getting offers from many volunteers willing to work for relief. We do not need them in Port Blair as there is shortage of accommodation, high cost of transport, and we are currently depending on local volunteers. We have up a volunteer roster on our website wherefrom any ngo needing support can directly access these volunteers. These volunteers include doctors. Current indications of needs in Andaman and Nicobar are as follows:
Short Term
  • Water Soap and toiletteries
  • Towels
  • Bedsheets
  • Torches and batteries
  • Foot slippers
  • Expandable bags
Mid Term
  • Tents
  • Beddings
  • Utensils
Long Term
  • Housing
  • Livelihood re-establishment
  • Community facilities
  • Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness programmes
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Tue Jan 04, 12:36:00 AM IST