2015 north east monsoon season has created havoc with colossal devastation in the coastal districts and north Tamil Nadu especially Chennai,Kanchipuram, Tiruvalllur and Cuddalore. Unprecedented rains and a death toll of more than 360 people has reported. It rained more than 200% of the annual average in a very short span of time that resulted in floods in many parts of the city, suburbs and low lying areas. It is estimated that the loss was more than 1 lakh Crore rupees ($ 3 Billions).
Children from vulnerable families and economically weaker sections are also worst affected by losing their education materials, dresses and faced with numerous other hardships. Many of the schools in the areas have been affected badly, schools have lost most of the teaching learning materials. Schools had to be closed for more than 33 working days in the last two months causing loss of teaching /learning hours.
To provide immedifate assistance to the families, ILP 's NGO partners are distributing survival kits to families in the blocks of Ponnamallee, Villivakkam, Tiruvallur, Poondi & Ellapuram. They are covering 60 villages with 1608 families. The cost of a family kit is around Rs 1,200 ($20).
Short Term to Medium Term Relief and Rebuilding efforts
ILP will focused on supporting the functioning of government schools and ensuring children are back in school in and around chennai by focusing on the following activities
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