Bhubaneswar: United Nations commends the efforts of #Odisha Govt in evacuating 1.2 million people before #CycloneFani unleashed its fury. UN compliments Govt of Odisha & expresses solidarity with the people of the state.
Details of text of letter UN Resident Coordinator India is enclosed
Honourable Chief Secretary, Please allow cot to take this opportunity to present our compliments to the Government of Odisha, and our expression of solidarity, on behalf of the United Nations in India, with the people of Odisha in the context of the devastating Cyclone Fani. We extend our condolences for the loss of 38 lives and express our deep concern for the impact the cyclone has had on 10 million people. We would also like to take this opportunity to commend the efforts of the Government of Odisha in evacuating 1.2 million people and reaching out to affected populations to address their immediate lifesaving needs. Your preparedness and pace of response have been critical in saving lives.
The United Nations in India stands ready to offer assistance and support to the Government of Odisha in post disaster response, needs assessment and recovery planning. The UN team in Odisha is closely coordinating with the State Emergency Operation Centre and Odisha State Disaster Management Authority to extend support across the sectors.