A comprehensive report on Tamilnadu & Andhra Pradesh floods..

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A comprehensive report on Tamilnadu & Andhra Pradesh floods..

  1. 1. Unprecedented floods in Tamil Nadu & AP.. Reminder that disasters can happen anywhere, anytime.. Chennai Calling!!
  2. 2. Hundreds of villages, many parts of Chennai submerged in water for many days. Damage to basic household stuff, structures and valuable assets..
  3. 3. First Goonj communication
  4. 4. Material and monetary support from all across India..
  5. 5. Volunteers also pitched in..
  6. 6. Relief Material reached to the flood hit • 1,00,000+ kgs ration, 28000+ utensils • 18,000+ blankets ,2 lakh+ clothes, 6000+ Sitting mats , 11000 shoes • 15,000 sanitary napkins, medicines, mosquito nets , toiletries etc..
  7. 7. Our first consignment from Goonj’s Bangalore office, organizations helped in transportation
  8. 8. First Priority: Reaching emergency relief material to thousands of families as per need
  9. 9. Some more glimpses of the initial phase..
  10. 10. Team and Volunteers- on the job in Thiruvallur District
  11. 11. A Goonj Center set up on 3rd December in Sriperumbudur (on the outskirts of Chennai) Presently Goonj’s Base office & Processing Center at OMR. Will be shifting soon to a new location…
  12. 12. As per Goonj’s time tested Hub & Spoke Rahat model..
  13. 13. Provided basic provisions in initial phase. Second phase; started providing comprehensive Goonj family kits (Each Family Kit has essentials like light blankets, general clothing, sanitary pads, shoes, soaps, biscuits, utensils, mats, bed sheets etc)
  14. 14. Working closely with organizations working with HIV positive, Trans Gender's and sex workers, one of the most neglected communities.. Partners Positive Women Network Transgender Rights Association Malarchi *Faces are blurred due to confidentiality purpose.
  15. 15. Breaking the Myth; People in Chennai won’t accept old clothes; salwar suits in particular. Reality; Need of clothes emerged as key need since most clothes were either lost/damaged or soaked in sewer water for many days
  16. 16. Over 2 lakh meticulously processed clothes warmly accepted by people. What matters is how you GIVE !!
  17. 17. Nellore (AP), neighboring district of Chennai equally, affected but hardly in news.. Chennai Nellore Highway closed for a week due to damaged roads. Hundreds of school children lost their study material..
  18. 18. Goonj relief and rehab operations running simultaneously in Chennai & Nellore..
  19. 19. Medical Camp at Puritipalem ST Colony 80 benches soaked in floods, were painted and made suitable for use (Perugudi)
  20. 20. Dignified Relief People undertook various community level works under Goonj’s ‘Cloth for Work’ (CFW) and received Family Kits. Locals whole heartedly embracing the idea of Cloth for Work in Tamil Nadu & AP despite having access to free material.
  21. 21. Our aim has been to work beyond the city as well.. Flood- affected communities in over 20 villages in Pooneri block (Thiruvallur Dist.) participated in Goonj’s CFW initiative. They cleaned their villages besides plantation and repair works.
  22. 22. Cleaning a 150 meters (approx) long choked irrigation canal Mosquitoes & muddy streets posing a threat to public health. Goonj’s long term focus on Cleaning of villages and reviving their local infrastructure
  23. 23. Chemedipalem Village Repairing/construction of 100 meters of drainage canal. 80 members participated, also cleaned 100 meters of road.
  24. 24. More than 10,000 kits have been distributed in Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh A lot of CFW activities, including a large number of locals Vyasarpadi, biggest slum of Chennai, 1500+ families participated in CFW
  25. 25. Fencing of saplings and plantation work under CFW initiative
  26. 26. Reach and Spread of Work Reached 15,000+ families in 5 districts. (Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur (TN) & Nellore (AP) People accepted clothes under Cloth for Work, Not as charity/relief but with a lot of dignity as a reward for work done in their own areas
  27. 27. Our On Ground Partners - CCFID - Positive Women Network + - Aathitamilan - Malarchi - Transgender’s Rights Association - Doctors for You (DFY) - Ekam Foundation
  28. 28. Key highlights & learning's • A full time Goonj team of 25 people managing relief operations in Tamil Nadu & AP, with a base coming up in Thoraipakkam. • Clothing emerged as an important but ignored need in Chennai & other parts. Not a part of relief material provided by most agencies. • In initial phase Goonj focused on filling gaps and supporting groups, actively working in Chennai when provisions were not accessible. • Essential supplies also sent to employees of some corporates in dire need of basic amenities. • Goonj reached many badly affected remote & tribal areas that didn’t get enough attention.
  29. 29. Road Ahead… Focus on livelihood - our top priority • Goonj’s ‘Vaapsi’ initiative will identify local occupations and support people with tools lost during floods. • Extensive work in schools and anganwadis • Reaching out comprehensive School kits to children in government and small rural and slum private schools • Providing support in shelter, health and prevention supports • Work on cleanliness, damage repair of infrastructure through Cloth for Work.
  30. 30. Some stark realities… Challenges of daily life are becoming more evident as we go deeper in flood- affected areas. Now these areas certainly need greater attention and material support. City is back on its feet after 2 months of floods but remote areas still have a long way to go .. Some areas, streets, colonies, still under 3-4 ft water..
  31. 31. Thank You !! Write to us- mail@goonj.org Web- www.goonj.org /goonj.org /goonj

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