|Works to clear debris after Felling (Source: NDRF)|
Seychelles became the first victim to be affected by "Felleng" between 27th to 29th January 2013 prompting the government to declare a state of emergency over three main districts along the east coast of Mahe. The total cost of losses and damages to property, agricultural losses and other infrastructures amounted to approximately 9 Million US Dollars.
President James Michel set up a National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) immediately in order to raise local and international financial assistance for the families who were left without a home during the floods, as well as those who will need to repair their homes, as well as the surrounding infrastructure
In a meeting with the local media today, Mrs. Lekha Nair, the Chair of the NDRF thanked the Government of Mauritius for this very generous donation. The Honorary Consul of Mauritius in Seychelles, Dr. Nirmal Jivan Shah is a Board Member of the NDRF which is made up of 3 senior civil servants and 3 persons from civil society.