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Meeting with ZMOE India secretary

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Green Ambassadors Network meeting

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Green Ambassadors Plantation

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School Biodiversity

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Freshwater biodiversity

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CeFHA Staff with KNH Staff

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Staff meeting

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Community meeting at Yasidipalem

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Centre for Humanitarian Assistance Trust

works with the indigenous communities,
especially women and children, in and around Visakhapatnam Dist., Andhra Pradesh,
South India.


“To establish a just, egalitarian social order through the participation of communities to create self sustenance and self reliance for individuals, Families and Communities”

AP Flood

ap flood


To alleviate the suffering of the flood-affected families by strengthening their livelihood and food security support systems, linking the relief and rehabilitation to the development process

The Big Picture

The AP flood of 2005 made it double the disaster for the people. The coastal areas had been struck heavily by the south Asian tsunami just months earlier in December 2004, from which the people had barely recovered.

This made it mandatory for a re-think of the tsunami intervention strategy and some new-think on linking relief to development.

So the flood relief provided by CeFHA and partners went beyond relief and took into account the past and the future of the company.


  1. Regularization of school in the Village and Continuation of children’s education
  2. Leadership building
  3. Formation of women’s groups, savings and income generation
  4. Empowerment of women
  5. Health consciousness

A.P. Flood Relief Village - Revuvathadu, near Visakhapatnam

CeFHA concentrated on just one village, assisting and working with 57 families at various levels

  1. To meet the immediate direct need for food
  2. To provide essential non food items like school kits for children, temporary shelter materials and utensils to selected families
  3. To provide building materials needed for immediate house repairs
  4. To facilitate livelihood support to Fisher folk families for income generation and economic stability
  5. To ensure adequate potable water and sanitation
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1. Food for Work Programme

Relief was planned for 15 days for 57 families through food for work programme - 400 meters’ of gravel road was relaid, and 155 feet and 330 feet of village drain and street drain were built.

2. Broad Non-Food Assistance

  1. School kits to 40 children
  2. Utensils 25 sets
  3. Temporary shelter materials to 25 families
  4. Construction of thatched huts for 16 families
  5. Repair of 10 tiled houses
  6. Community fund and Self Help Group amounting to Rs. 36000
  7. Livelihood support in the form of small round boats (puttie) to 35 families,
    fishing nets to 40 persons and livestock to 25 families

Food assistance was the immediate need which CeFHA and the partner organisations worked on. Food assistance had to be unconditional, purely humanitarian with no strings attached, but the CeFHA effort managed to tie it to an outcome, directed at letting the community see its self-worth

Emergency Relief Kodavatipudi Village Report – 30-09-08


The overall goal is to give moral support and immediate relief by providing the food to the suffering of the affected poor Dalit families.


  • To meet immediate- direct need of food (items such as rice, dhal ,oil and other ingredients ) to the affected families
  • To provide non-food items like Children School kits, Tiles materials, and cooking vessels to selected families
  • To promote sanitation measures and health assistance


  • Immediate relief and health assistance
  • Supply of basic food grains
  • Sets of Cooking Vessels & Bed sheets support
  • Repair of the damaged house (Palm leaf / Palm wood / tiles Support)
  • Moral support to Children, Community and women
  • Confidence building
  • Advocacy issue – compensation and human rights

Targeted Beneficiaries:

The targeted Beneficiaries are the 87 Dalit families of the Kodavatipudi village and these families are covered by KNH response. Most of these Families are depend upon agricultural Cooli.


Planned Activities for Relief:

Sl District Visakhapatnam District Total Remarks
01 Mandal-Kotauratla 1 1  
02 Village-Kodavatipudi 1 1  
03 Families 87 87  
1 Direct Assistance      
a Village 1 1  
b Food Assistance 87 87  
c Non Food Assistance Vessels/ bed sheets/ Roofing material 87 87  
2 Health      
  Health assistance Health assistance 1Villages CeFHA Health workers extended the Health assistance

CeFHA Intervention :

Each family is provided with food assistance for 30 days. The package of food assistance for 30 days will contain the following items
Rice -50 kg ; Dal-10 k.g; oil -3 lit ;Chilly powder -300 grms ; Turmeric powder-300 grms; Salt -1 kg ; Cash per family-200/- and set of Blankets. The roofing material is also supplied like tiles, Palm leaf for the thatched houses and Palm wood.

Family Relief Pack  
Food Assistance (87 families for 30 days)  
Rice Kg.50
Dal Kg.10
Oil Lts-3
Chilli powder Grms-300
Turmeric powder Grms-300
Salt Kg.-1
Cash Rs.-200
Non Food Assistance for 87 families  
Set of Utensils& Bed Sheets No.10/Sets
Shelter materials- Palm leaf / Palm wood / tiles 43 families

Care Extended :

  • Immediate relief and health assistance was given
  • Basic food grains are supplied
  • Cooking Vessel & Blankets are distributed
  • Roofing material –Palm leaf/ wood/ Tiles are provided
  • Moral support to Children, Community and women
  • Building Confidence among the community to live in the same village and checked Migration
  • Discussed with Government authorities on compensation and human rights


5th November 2012 – 30th April 2013

Goal and Objectives:

The overall goal is to alleviate the suffering of the affected poor Dalit and Tribal families andstrengthening their livelihood and food-security support systems, linking the relief and rehabilitation to the development process.

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  • To meet immediate direct need of food (items such as rice, dhal and oil) to the affected families
  • To provide needed non-food items like Children School kits and utensils to selected families
  • To extend support for land development through food for work programme, seed and agriculture implement support to the farmers
  • To extend support for land development through food for work programme, seed and agriculture implement support to the farmers
  • To promote potable water and sanitation measures

Targeted Beneficiaries :

The targeted Beneficiaries are the 658 Dalit and Tribal families of the villages of Kotauratla and these families will be covered by KNH response. Most of these communities are depend upon t small Piece of land, agriculture labour and landless people.


1 Direct Assistance

(a) Food Assistance 658 Families   (b) School kits 579

2 Health/Sanitation

Health assistance medicines20 Villages | Sanitation 3Village | Health Camps 2

B. Post Crisis Phase 2. Livelihood Support

1 Food For work programme-Land Dev249 farmers 2490 Humandays
2 Agriculture implement Support- 249 farmers; Seed Support 249 farmers

Activity Report:

A. Crisis Phase:
1. Family relief Pack:

The CeFHA Staff moved to the Villages and organized meetings and planned along with theCommunity to release the immediate need food grains. The relief was planned for 15 days for658 families through food for work programme and worked out 9870 Human days tocomplete road repair, Bore well canal cleaning, House repair, drain cleaning, sanitation, village cleaning and Drinking water well chlorination.

Food Details

Rice 9870 kg, Dal 658 KG, oil 658 Ltrs, Chilli 66 KG, Turmeric 66kg, Salt 329KG

2. Nonfood Assistance:
A. School Kits Assistance – 579 Children

The staff organised meeting in the village and surveyed the children who are going to school and listed out the children whose books and dresses are washed away in the flood. The below6school kits were provided to the children through the Community and Green Ambassadors children Network.

3. Health and Sanitation

The Health coordinators of CeFHA immediately moved to the village and camped for 7days and imparted the Health Education on Sanitation and Cleaning of the houses, villages, Dead animals, drainages, canals, roads, bushes and cleaning of the Drinking water well in the Village. They educated the villagers to boil the water and drink. They also demonstrated the ORS solution in the village for emergency cases in the village. Lot of Mosquitoes is surrounded by the villages and ask them to clean the Village. Totally 456 patients were treated for Diahorrea, dysentery, stomach pain, fever, Malaria, joint pain, cold & Cough; body pain and Gastric problems. The whole area was bleached with bleaching powder to avoid the diseases.

3. Agriculture Seed Support

249 families are supported with Agriculture seed consists of Brinjal-50 grms; Lady finger-100 grm; Tomato-25grms; Angular gourds-50 grams; bottle gourds-50 grams and 1560 kgs of Srivari Paddy is supported.

4. Capacity building activities
Community based Disaster Preparedness Training and one day work Shop:

CeFHA invited a team from Visakhapatnam for a day to train the villagers on disaster preparedness and organized one day workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Management at villages Sunkupur and Lingapuram, covering 60 persons in the work shop.
The team covered the below topics:

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