A Helping Hand to Tsunami Victims: Operation Sea Wave


FPA India has been carrying out relief work in tsunami affected areas through its Branches in Chennai and Hyderabad. The Chennai Branch provided counseling services to people to psychologically recover from the trauma in the Chennai coastal area; collected and distributed relief material in a pack in Kanyakumari district; arranged for clearance and disposal of decomposed bodies and debris in Tharangampadi village of Nagappatinam district; organized a health camp in two villages of Kalpakkam area and identified villages and local NGOs for providing immediate health needs and rehabilitation measures for 4-5 villages as well as for distribution of boats and nets.

Owing to the efforts of FPA India, Meenakshi Temple Trust, Houston USA arranged to donate a boat and nets for the fishermen of Ankalamman Kuppam and purchased and distributed sewing machines to tsunami affected girls through donations received.

The Hyderabad Branch was the first NGO in Andhra Pradesh to extend support to one hamlet by helping 156 families to resume their livelihoods through fishing by providing each family with a fishing net. Other essential materials were also provided to each of them.

The Nagercoil Project in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board provided counseling services in relief camps around 6,000 affected people in Kanyakumari district to cope with the crisis; distributed essential materials and provided social and health care.