South India Floods

by World Vision
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Summary

Unprecedented torrential downpour in the south of India since November 12th has caused loss of life to over 300 people and left almost 400,000 people displaced in relief camps across the city of Chennai. World Vision India is on the ground responding to the widespread flooding in Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh states.
$25,000.00
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

The incessant rains and the flooding in November have claimed the lives of more than 300 people in Southern India. The coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are most severely affected, having received the most rainfall. Over 400,000 people have been shifted to relief camps. There is widespread damages to infrastructure, houses, roads, bridges, storm water drainage systems, water supply systems and electricity supply systems. In rural areas, farm lands have been severely damaged.

Solution

World Vision has a large presence in South India and has been on the ground responding to the needs of those affected since flooding first happened. While assessments were underway, local staff started the distribution of emergency supplies. Our India staff are finalizing our initial 3 month response, which will benefit 80,000 people (20,000 families) providing them with clean water and sanitation, food, non-food items (such as blankets, utensils, clothing), hygiene kits and shelter materials.

Long-Term Impact

World Vision plans to provide relief to 20,000 families in South India most of which are currently living in relief camps. Initial plans for the distribution of emergency supplies will provide relief to those that have lost everything. in additional, once the water has receded, World Vision will be providing shelter material and income generating activities to support those that have lost livelihoods.

Resources

http:/​/​www.worldvision.org

Organization Information

World Vision

Location: Federal Way, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.worldvision.org
Project Leader:
Bernadette Martin
Federal Way, WA United States

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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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