Disaster Relief – Chennai Floods

The 2015 South Indian Floods resulted from heavy rainfall during the annual northeast monsoon in Nov-Dec 2015. States of AP & TN were affected. The city of Chennai was particularly affected, receiving its highest ever rainfall recordec in November.  Nearly 200 people have died due to floods, an over 2 million people affected and caused damages and losses in excess of US $3billion.

(Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_South_Indian_floods).

Pursuant to the natural disaster, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) in partnership with the Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) established a Disaster Relief Fund to provide humanitarian assistance for the victims of the floods.

More than 5000 volunteers of the Art of Living Foundation and IAHV across the state of Tamil Nadu have provided assistance in

  • Collection and distribution of 500 tons of relief material (blankets, medicines, food, water, personal hygiene products, etc)
  • Distribution of more than 60,000 food packets
  • Organized 10 medical camps that benefited 6,000 people.
  • Organizing trauma relief camps.

 

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