Following the Tsunami attack, many NGOs and Voluntary Agencies have
come forward and actively participated in rendering various types of
services in the Disaster Zone as well as in the relief camps. They offered
help to the district administration by contributing various materials
to be distributed among the Tsunami affected families and also lent
invaluable services to the Tsunami affected families directly.
The District Collector has taken coordinating meetings of all the NGOs
so as to make the best use of the help rendered by the NGOs/VAs. A liaison
officer was also appointed to coordinate the efforts of all the NGOs/VAs
and a Revenue Subsidiary Office (RSO) has been opened in Alappad Panchayat
to render necessary help to the NGOs/VAs.
Many of the NGOs/VAs have supplied various articles that are required
for the day-to-day use of Tsunami affected families. They include items
like cots, tables, chairs, comprehensive kitchen kits, pedestal fans,
comprehensive gas connections with stove, educational and play equipments
etc. Government have distributed Solar lanterns, text books, note books,
and uniforms to children.
Thus the entire household needs of the affected families have been taken
care of. Some generous NGOs/VAs have provided computers, furniture and
lab equipments to the local schools and we acknowledge their love and
affection for the school children of the affected areas.