Disaster Response/ Humanitarian Assistance
For the first time VICALP with support from Christian Aid-New Delhi entered in to Humanitarian Relief and Rehabilitation activities in 2011-12 and started a package titled as “Basic Needs and Livelihoods Early Recovery Program in Jajpur-Odisha” in five most affected villages of Bari block in the district of Jajpur-Odisha. In 2013-14 VICALP has actively taken part in the relief operation as part of disaster response after the cyclone PHAILIN in Ganjam and Odisha coast. VICALP has undertaken early recovery project with the support of Christian Aid/ECHO; and through this taken up Cash For Work, Unconditional Cash Transfer, water and sanitation and livelihood restoration activities in 17 villages of Ganjam and 7 villages of Balasore districts. This has been VICALP’s new area of work, which has helped and enhanced the efficiency and expertise of the organisation to be capable of relief and humanitarian assistance.