Tamil Nadu Flood Response 2015

Jacqueline builds Habitat for Humanity India’s Disaster Response Initiative Need Assessment: The Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Department of Habitat for Humanity India (HFH India) visited the flood affected villages to support the relief operations. They interacted with the community members, NGOs, inter-agency network members, government officials and sourced firsthand information about the damages and the immediate needs of the affected population. In Phase 1 Habitat for Humanity has distributed food and drinking water to 12,476 people in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram and Tiruvallar districts. In Phase 2 Habitat is providing 5000 Humanitarian Aid Kits to the people in Chennai and Cuddalore. Each kit will have basic utilities like sanitary napkins, tooth brushes, chlorine powder, towels bleaching Powder, hard Brush and disinfectants materials In Phase 3 Habitat for Humanity will build strong disaster resilient homes for 10000 people affected by the floods. Project Description: Goal:  Build Back Better Tamilnadu Humanitarian assistance project to assist 5000 flood affected families in Tamilnadu to regain their dignity and enabling them to restart their lives.

HFH India Humanitarian Aid Kit Distribution Details

District Zone /Taluk  Area name Approximate Number of Family 
Chennai Zone 10 Ekkaduthangal 206
Chennai Zone 13 Kotturpuram & Thiruvanmiyur 513
Chennai Zone 6 Vysarpadi Area – Basin Bridge, 330
Chennai Zone 8 Anna Nagar – Annai Sathya Nagar, Embarnaidu Street, Sidco Nagar- villivakkam 230
Chennai Zone 9 Greams Road & Thousand lights 500
Chennai Zone 12 St .Thomas Mount 135
Chennai Zone 6 Otteri 107
Chennai Zone 10 Saidapet 160
Chennai Zone 9 Choolaimedu 4
Tiruvallur Poondi Poondi 300
Kancheepuram Tambaram Taluk  Tambaram – Palanthandalam, Indira Nagar, Moosaikottai, Theidirnagar, Anjugam Nagar and Erumaiur 315
Kancheepuram Anakaputhur (suburb in Chennai) Anakaputhur & Poonamallee 200
Cuddalore Region
Cuddalore Cuddalore & Kattumannarkoil Cuddalore, Pudunagar, Kalkulam and Kurunchipadi 1793
Total Number of Kits distributed 4793


Villupuram(Allotted to Kalvikendra) Kottakuppam, Kongampattu, Papanchavadi Periya Mudaliar Chavady, Periyakattukuppam 207


Project Components: Each Humanitarian Aid Kit will contain tarpaulin sheets, water filter, family kitchen set, bio-mas stove, mats and a personal hygiene kit. Bleaching powder and hard brush which is part of the personal hygiene kit will help families to clean their houses damaged by flood waters and waste. The chlorine powder will help them disinfect the temporary shelters.

Humanitarian Aid Kits- Items

Sr. No

HAK Materials


1 Tarpaulin Sheet HDPP 180GSM 15 x 18
2 Nylon rope Nylon rope 12 mm
3 Water Filter Water Filter Capacity 15 Litters (7.5 +7.5 litters) with single candle / Pap/Lid made of S. Steel thickness would be .65mm at bottom
4 Bucket 17 litters bucket food grade plastic, good for storing drinking water and food materials
5 Kitchen Basic Set – Plates – 5Spoons – 5Utensils to cook pulses/rice – 3,Glasses 5Frying pan – 1A total of 19 items in one set.
6 Bio Mass Stove Model PCC1
7 Mats Double size (6 x 3.5) Plastic Mats
8 Hygiene Kit 3 Soaps2 Washing soaps1 Tooth paste 200 gms5 tooth brushes (3 big size – adult and 2 small size – Junior.3 small towels (30 – 70 cms)2 packets of sanitary napkins2 kg chlorine powder 2 Hard brushes

Program Delivery: Habitat for Humanity India will implement this project in partnership with our local partners in Tamil Nadu. These partners are NGOs operating at a grass-root level towards the holistic development of local communities. They also have a sufficient experience in relief as well as housing related programs. HFH India will enhance the community participation in all the stages of the project: planning, implementation and monitoring. The families will be given an orientation on the usage of Humanitarian Aid Kit and the Personal Hygiene Kit. Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material will be printed in the local language on how to use the Humanitarian and Hygiene Kits. Habitat for Humanity India urges all the conscientious citizens of India and corporates to come forward and donate for the people of Tamil Nadu.

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