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New Delhi: European Commission today announced a three million Euros assistance for the victims of tropical cyclone Phailin which hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 12.

The funding will help the most affected and vulnerable to survive the aftermath and to improve their resilience to future disasters, a European Commission release said here.

"Food assistance will be provided to help people manage until the next crops can be planted and reaped, as well as shelters with disaster resilient features, basic health care, water and sanitation services and livelihood assistance for marginalised and fishing communities," it said.

This new funding is in addition to 96,748 Euros already channeled through the International Federation of the Red Cross's disaster relief emergency fund for this disaster, the Commission said.

It will be distributed by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department through its humanitarian partners, including international NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent family and UN agencies, the release said.

The most affected districts by cyclone Phailin are Ganjam, Balasor, Puri and Mayurbhanj in Odisha.
 

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