Oxfam said its team in India is "ready and on high alert" as Cyclone Phailin prepares to make landfall.
Oxfam India wrote on Twitter:
The charity said it was procuring materials such as tarpaulins and chlorine tablets for 5,000 households and has contingency stocks of water, purifiers and sanitation materials ready for deployment.
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