Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu State is one of the worst hit areas in the state due to widespread and excessive rainfall in during November 2015. The daily wage earning families that had put up thatched sheds on the banks of Koovam and Adayar rivers have lost their homes and all their valuables. Thousands of people have become homeless, are under extreme need for food and water and shelter. There is likelihood of spread of communicable diseases.
SPHEED would like to supplement government's efforts by addressing the specific needs of the vulnerable groups like children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, adolescents, women headed households, people with disabilities, people living with HIV (PLHIV) and similar diseases The specific needs that will need be looked after will be supply of food and essential medicines, supplementary nutrition for children, pregnant women, lactating mothers, warm clothing etc
The long term effects will be- Heads of 500 families will have enriched knowledge and capabilities in disaster prevention & coping up with the effects of a disaster Mothers will have enhanced health knowledge with specific emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention aspects. Community leaders will have received inputs in relation to disaster management. Students in schools and colleges will receive career guidance.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).