Oxfam is responding to the floods in Tamil Nadu.

Oxfam is responding to the floods in Tamil Nadu.


Here’s how #Oxfam is responding to the #ChennaiFloods. Find out more. http://bit.ly/1QLGaTN

#Oxfam is providing relief to 8000 families in its response to the #ChennaiFloods. Know more. http://bit.ly/1QLGaTN

Oxfam is responding to the floods in Tamil Nadu. Here’s an update on what we’ve been doing to help those affected. 

  • Oxfam is stationed in Cuddalore where we are working with our partner BLESS. 750 households in Cuddalore and 300 households in Kanchipuram districts have received hygiene as well as dry food ration kits.
  • Food distribution has also begun in Bhuvangiri, one of the worst affected blocks. 
  • In Chennai, Oxfam have been able to complete debris removal from Koyambude one of the worst affected slums in the city. Chlorine tablets have been distributed across three slums – Annai Satya Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Shiva Shakti Nagar to ensure access to safe drinking water.
  • Essential relief materials such as tarpaulin and groundsheets for shelter, latrine slabs as well hygiene kits are being distributed in Chennai, its suburbs and adjoining areas. Emergency shelter kits have been given to 245 households in Cuddalore district.
  • Oxfam has been coordinating with UNICEF and its partners in meetings to decide on the further course of action and to prioritise the work that needs to be done so that the most urgent needs are met immediately.
  • 2000 tarpaulins, 2000 groundsheets and 2000 buckets have reached Oxfam’s warehouse at Cuddalore from Odisha.Oxfam will be providing support to 8,000 flood-affected families, nearly 48,000 people in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The people in Chennai and Tamil Nadu need your help. 




Find out how Oxfam India is enabling communities by working to provide a life of dignity and equal opportunity for all.Get to know more about Oxfam India`s latest projects.

Read More

Related Stories


17 Sep, 2019

New Delhi

Oxfam India helps Gudiya restart schooling

Gudiya (centre) with two of her friends who also went to the centre run by Oxfam India.

Thirteen year old Gudiya* came to Delhi with her parents, who migrated from Assam five yea

Read More


23 Jul, 2019


Jharkhand’s Geeta* Goes Back to School

Geeta Kumari, a 13 year-old class four student of the Munda community had to drop out of school in 2018.

Read More


05 Jul, 2019


Devyani goes back to school

Ten-year-old Devyani* very nearly dropped out of school. Had it not been for Oxfam India and Samerth’s effort, her education would have come to an abrupt end. 

Read More

Humanitarian Response and DRR

27 Jun, 2019


Lakshmi Returns Home After Fani

Grief and anxiety were writ large on Lakshmi Bhoi’s face.

Read More