Cyclone Fani – How You Can Help

By | May 9, 2019

Cyclone Fani has had quite an impact on the people of Odisha. Wish to contribute towards relief measures? Here’s all you need to know.

Cyclone Fani - How You Can Help

Dealing with a natural disaster is never easy, and Odisha bore the brunt of Cyclone Fani, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the country in recent times. Moving at a whopping speed of about 200 kmph, the cyclone is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal too.

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Wish to donate towards relief measures? Here are some avenues:

  • Goonj

You can donate money as well as material via Goonj. It is run by volunteers who will pick up your donations from drop-off points. They operate in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hyderabad and Chennai to name a few.

Click here for more details

  • Ketto

You can use this link to donate funds towards Rapid Response, an NGO that has asked for Rs.10,00,000 to help them distribute 1,000 relief kits to those affected by the flood.

  • Milaap

Funds through this are directed towards the Odisha CM Relief Fund. Click here to make a donation


If you know someone who can only make donations in US dollars, UNICEF is the right avenue. Share this link with your friends and family abroad.

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  • Helpage India

This NGO has set up a portal for donation of rations, medical supplies and other material. Click here to make a contribution.

  • ActionAid

This NGO has been doing some groundwork to help affected people to evacuate. This portal is also a good option for NRI donations. Click here to visit the website.

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Helplines for passengers at various railways stations in the state have also been arranged. The details are as follows:

Railway Stations Helpline Numbers
Bhubaneshwar 0674-2303060/2301525/2301625
Khurda Road 0674-2490010/2492511/2492611
Sambalpur 0663-2532230/23533037/2532302
Puri 0652-225922
Bhadrak 06781-230827
Cuttack 0671-2201865
Brahmapur 0680-2229632
Visakhapatnam 0891-2746255/0891-1072
Security helpline 182


In case of emergencies, 077 and 1070 are two numbers one can keep handy. Additionally, those aggrieved can call  0674-2303060/0674-2301525/0674-2301625.

PS: The railway headquarters helpline numbers for Cyclone Fani are 085-50525/085-50625/085-50725

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