Our partnership with Save the Children helped address the food security and shelter needs of affected victims of Cyclone AMPHAN, through a comprehensive relief assistance programme. It helped over 1 lakh households displaced and 6 lakh people evacuated, by providing safe and hygienic drinking water, food security, shelter needs and livelihood in East Medinipur, Kolkata and 24 Paraganas in South. Through provision of dry ration, shelter kits, solar lamps, masks and hygiene material, the programme will met the needs of 5800 households, benefiting 60,000 plus people in affected communities.
Speaking at the event Sourav Ganguly, said, “The devastation caused by Cyclone AMPHAN has left the people of West Bengal in urgent need of relief assistance. Coca-Cola India has always been responsive to humanitarian crises and supported communities in need. On behalf of my home state, I extend my gratitude to Coca-Cola and Save the Children for their collaborative initiative of food security and shelter assistance to flood affected communities in the region.”
“In partnership with Save the Children we are trying to support the communities impacted by Cyclone AMPHAN and are hopeful that our efforts would provide respite by meeting the immediate needs of the flood victims, as well as provide a foundation and direction for building and improving community resilience.”