Emergency Chennai Flood Relief

by Bhumi Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Chennai has been paralyzed by the worst flooding in a century. Bhumi along with a consortium of non-profit organisations and individuals has been working for the immediate relief of flood affected individuals.

$19,288.29
total raised
97
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Chennai has been paralyzed by the worst flooding in a century. All the water reservoirs around the city have also been overflowing flooding the city and displacing thousands. The government machinery is unable to fully manage the scale of the tragedy, while the army, navy and NDRF are helping the situation, there is a strong need for citizens like us to step in and help save Chennai and Chennaiites

Solution

Bhumi along with a consortium of non-profit organisations and individuals has been working for the immediate relief of flood affected individuals. Since, the tragedy has struck our volunteers have been collecting and distributing tonnes of relief material and thousands of food packets every day. We have been careful about avoiding duplicating the efforts of the government or other organisations and only supplementing existing efforts.

Long-Term Impact

Thousands have been forced to abandon their homes and displaced into relief camps and other temporary shelters. The money will be used for their immediate relief like food, clothing, mats and blankets. There is also a requirement to provide clean drinking water and take measures to prevent the spread of water and mosquito borne communicable diseases. Beyond emergency disaster relief there is also a need for long-term recovery support.

Resources

http:/​/​www.bhumi.org.in
Bhumi's Relief miscrosite

Organization Information

Bhumi

Location: Chennai, TamilNadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.bhumi.ngo
Project Leader:
Vaishnavi Srinivasan
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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