Chennai Flood Relief: What’s Happening and How To Help

Chennai Flood Relief in India:
What’s Happening and How To Help


What has happened in Chennai, India?

Torrential rain in Chennai, India has resulted in terrible flooding. Hundreds of people have died, and thousands of families have been displaced. This fund will provide relief to victims by helping purchase emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance. All donations to this fund will exclusively support local relief and recovery efforts from this flood.

How many people have been displaced?

The International Red Cross estimates that more than 1,850,000 people have been displaced by the floods.

How are aid organizations responding?

Vetted, high-impact GlobalGiving partners are already supporting the people in and around Chennai. Their efforts include:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Provide survivors with safe access to lifesaving medical aid and healthcare.
  • Working with local agencies to restore and rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by the floods.

How you can help

  1. Donate to GlobalGiving’s Chennai Flood Relief Fund. You can support the full range of immediate rescue and refugee support work with one donation to the Chennai Flood Relief Fund. The Chennai Flood Relief Fund is supporting more than a dozen vetted locally-driven nonprofit organizations committed to providing support displaced citizens and their families.
  2. Tell your friends and family. Share the Chennai Flood Relief Fund on social media to spread the word about the millions of refugees that need support.
  3. Start a fundraiser to support relief. You can mobilize your friends and family to donate to support Chennai Flood Relief by using GlobalGiving’s free peer-to-peer fundraising tool.
  4. Choose a project that speaks to you from the list below. GlobalGiving has a number of partners working on the ground to provide support in various ways. You can support any one of them today.


Projects supported by the Chennai Flood Relief

The project aims to mitigate the heavy loss of lives and the properties of the communities belonging to the slums of Chennai city of India and to quicken the process of recovery through Disaster Preparedness. The focus is on the most vulnerable sections of senior citizens, the people living with disabilities, women and children. Strategy: Training on Disaster Preparedness to senior citizens, disabled, children, women. overall 10000 community members and 1000 lead volunteers will be trained.
Survival Relief package for Chennai flood families
VOICE Trust will provide relief packages consisting of Rice, Groceries, Vessels, Beddings, Sanitary Napkins for bringing back normalcy to daily wage families in Chennai like Napalayam and Andarkuppam around Manali in north Chennai and Velacherry and Tambaram in south Chennai. These families need such packages for sheer survival. For, they have lost all their belongings in Chennai floods during intermittent rains of November-December 2015.
Flood Relief: Rebuild homes-Cuddalore-Vilupuram
Flood havoc started first in Cuddalore district and then in Villupuram district. Resource poor rural population are facing the fury of floods due to intermittent rains from November 10, 2015. All is lost for the flood affected people. Houses washed away. Home things gone in full. They were left only with what they wore. VOICE Trust will provide utility goods to regain life of the flood affected people. Then, rebuilding houses will be started with help from GlobalGiving donors.
Bring Smiles to 3190 flood-affected Children India
You can bring smiles to a child from a poor socio-economic background by providing note books, lunch box, sandals, drawing books etc, for $15 (1000 INR). The project will support 3190 children by providing a school kit to each of them. The details of the school kit is as follows : 1 Drawing book (big), 1 box of Crayons, 4 Notebooks, 1 Geometry box, 1 Pencil & Pencil set, 1 Scale, 2 Eraser, 1 Water bottle, 1 Lunch box, 1 set of sandals and 1 School bag
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