Cuddalore district is one of the Coastal Districts situated to Bay of Bengal in Tamil Nadu. The geographical situation is as such that this district is often affected by the sea based and monsoon based disaster. The Tsunami disaster occurred in 2004 December and the Thane cyclone in 2011.
The recent Flood had completely swallowed the infrastructure of this district and the people, cattle, houses, livelihood sources to the large extent. This district has a literacy level of 71.85%. The dalits, and other coastal vulnerable group of people lost their livelihood. The drainage is poor.
October to December is a period of North east monsoon. The monsoon rain exceed this year. The heavy rains filled all the lakes, water tanks, water reservoirs and the rivers were with heavy water and killed hundreds of people. The rain started on 10th November and still going on. The weather fore caste indicates that the heavy rain will be there for 3 more days. Houses were filled with water. All the equipments, electronic items, cooking materials, dresses, provisions available in the houses were completely damaged. On the road, boats were moving to rescue the people. People in the ground floor went upto the roof top and they had no shelter. There was no electricity for 5 to 10 days. Lot of health problems occurred to the people. Rescue operation was delayed due to Diwali festival. Officials were on leave. This has further aggravated the problem.
POPE has done active services during Tsunami disaster and Thane disaster in relief and rehabilitation in Cuddalore District. Now, we are mobilizing the volunteers to provide relief services.
We request you to support us in this mission of extending relief measures to the victims. Please contact our partners to help these poor people.
POPE is a registered non-profit making secular voluntary organisation, founded in 1987 at Tiruvannamalai District for the development of the Dalits in India. POPE was established to promote the welfare of the Dalits.
The overall motto of POPE is to strengthen the voices of the vulnerable Dalits and other needy community for their living on par with others.
Is to establish an egalitarian society with social justice, harmony and peace where the vulnerable, voiceless, and oppressed groups live in dignity and demand their rights through social action and community development activities.
Director of POPE