October 30, 2013
Responding After Cyclone Phailin
Cyclone Phailin hit Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh, India on the night of October 12, 2013. Tens of thousands of animals were killed and crops and infrastructure were destroyed. In the aftermath of the storm, very heavy rains and flooding caused further damage. Most cattle grazing fields were underwater and the spread of disease was a major concern.
HSI sent a disaster response team to partner with local organization Action for Protection of Wild Animals to carry food and veterinary supplies to the affected villages and vaccinate as many animals as possible. Without this intervention, thousands more would have become ill or starved.
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