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Friday 3 June 2005

Relief for older people in Tsunami affected Tamil Nadu

In a series of relief distributions across the Tsunami affected areas, HelpAge India has been reaching local food and provisions to older people. When the Tsunamis struck Southern India, Angammal’s 100-year-old partially blind mother was swept away from her home in coastal Chennai, only to be brought back once the water receded. But not all older people were as lucky.

HelpAge India initially provided immediate relief and medical care and it is now meeting the rehabilitation needs of older persons and their families with various occupations, such as fishermen, small/marginalized farmers, agricultural laborers, petty traders, rural artisans, small service providers and other daily wage earners. The various areas of Tamilnadu where work is going on are Chennai, Cuddalore, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari. Counseling and guidance is also being provided to help older people and their families to access government programmes, thus securing their registration to entitlements.

The specific objectives are:
  • To provide relief assistance to 3500 tsunami affected older persons for two months.
  • To provide sustainable livelihood activities along with basic counselling and medical care to 3500 older people and their families.
  • To adopt 500 older persons under the Adopt-A-Granny programme for a period of three years.
  • To organise community based disaster preparedness meetings.

Contact :
Nidhi Raj KapoorDirector for Communications
HelpAge India, C-14 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016
tel: 011 26868689 fax : 011 26852916

2 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger World Disaster Help Team said :

we are a group of Volunteers who have got involved at all levels of teamwork, networking, involving joining hands in various ways, we are insanely busy putting things together but are hoping with an affiliation with the great people who are Involved with the running of this site
Steve Cooke
World Disaster Help

Mon Jun 06, 05:00:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Zelte said :

A new wave ran over the country! The german "Rhein" got over edges and now the western people are desperately in needing of help, cause most insurances won't pay any money cause they say it's not their duty fi water got in your house. It's higher power and nobody's guilty for that mass!

Crazy. So please do now your part for the few german helplesses...cheers,

Mon Aug 29, 01:49:00 AM IST