As many of you are aware, Ockhi, a severe cyclone that passed through the Arabian peninsula in Kanyakumari district and southern Kerala in India on November 29th and 30th, 2017, had shattered several traditional fishing villages in the coastal region with high devastating intensity.
According to officials and rescue workers/teams who are engaged in emergency relief work in these marginalized and poor villages, an estimated number of more than 6,030 fishermen were directly affected by the cyclone. Among them, 70 fishermen in Kerala and 108 men in Kanyakumari district are dead.
The devastation of destruction caused to to fishing vessels and gear along with the histroically high loss of life and property has left thousands of fishermen in these villages, whole only livelihood is fishing, into starvation. And, many of these families, having lost their only bread-winner has left these families into starvation, in addition to having to grieve for their beloved ones to mother sea,
We at Enthurai, an IRS recognized non-profit group, consisting of members in the US, but hailing from some of these coastal villages, are appealing to each of you to help us help these famili9es, who have lost their dear ones, and most often, the only bread winner of the family, to cyclone Ockhi.
Your generous contributions will go a long way in bringing food to the table of these families who are on the verge of starvation after losing their dear ones in the cyclone in the ocean. Your contributions will be 100% used to help and support the families of the victims in the coastal fishing villages in southern India.
On Behalf of Enthurai
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