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Thursday Dec 10, 2015 Relief Summary till date:
Materials distributed through trucks to the flood affected areas in Chennai,Cuddalore, Kancheepuram & Thiruvallur districts

Fields Areas: Kotturpuram, Mudichur, Vysarpadi, Ramapuram, Minjur, Velachery, Taramani, Manali, Vijayaraghavapuram, Injambakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Ponneri and villages near Kalpakkam, Bhuvanagiri.

  • 115 trucks with relief materials sent
  • 42 villages, 35 slums and 12 areas covered across 8 clusters
  • 75,000 people benefitted from the relief initiative
  • 960 volunteers actively involved in relief work
  • 13,500 cooked food packets were delivered
  • 12,000 kg of raw rice distributed
  • 4500 blankets distributed
  • 1600 mats distributed
  • 60,000 clothes for all age and gender distributed

Focus Clusters: Central Chennai, North Chennai, South Chennai, West Chennai, Tambaram GST, OMR - Kanchipuram, Madhurandakam, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore - Bhuvanagiri, Kanchipuram - Walodai

Case Study

Ponneri, North Chennai Cluster

Vijaya, a resident of a colony in Ponneri, works as a sweeper. She lives in the settlement along with 75 other families. The colony is one of the worst flood affected areas. It continues to have knee deep water stagnation. Due to its distance from Chennai no group had come there to provide relief materials. AID INDIA was the first to distribute essentials such as water, rice, mats, blankets, sanitary napkins, clothes and biscuits.Five Volunteers were involved in distribution and they were very satisfied that AID INDIA is reaching even deep villages and helping the needy. The benefitted people emotionally thanked the team. In the next few days the team also plans to provide dry rations so that they can slowly restart their lives.

Key Highlights

1. AID INDIA is reaching out to affected victims in far-off and interior places in many clusters. Even in Chennai, we had to use rafts to reach out to flood victims in areas like Kallukuttai, Vijayaraghavapuram, Mudichur etc.

2. Actors Siddharth and RJ Balaji are partnering with AID INDIA to provide medium and long-term relief efforts to victims for Cuddalore and Kanchipuram district.

3. A volunteer Padma Mahadevan captured AID INDIA's systematic relief supply process in pictures and has posted it in facebook. More than 600 people have shared the post. See the album here.

4. Nearly thousand student and young volunteers are currently distributing food essentials and relief materials through AID INDIA. Regularly, many young volunteers are staying back at office to help in loading/unloading relief supplies during night as well.

Volunteers Maanasa, Rishi and Sudeshana were part of a troop that visited Kotturpuram for the flood relief initiative along with Aid India organizers. They bravely navigated through the stagnant water mixed with sewage, mud and other debris to distribute tokens for relief materials door-by-door for families belonging to that area. The living condition of the place was pitiful as ground floor houses were the worst affected and still flooded with sewage water in their living room while most of their belongings and furniture was washed away or piled up in front of their house in bits and pieces.

As foul smell filled the air, people continue to walk around in murky water barefoot which has led to some serious health problems, skin diseases and sore feet. Such is the living condition of the residents of that particular Kotturpuram area. By understanding this situation AID INDIA came up with token system for better and systematic distribution of relief materials that are less hassle for the residents and volunteers. So far, we have distributed relief supplies to 1000 families in Chitra Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar areas in Kotturpuram.

Even under such circumstances many of the residents managed to keep their spirits high and when our team met few students of our EUREKA after school centre, it brought joy to all of them and had spread some smiles.

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