Tamil Nadu Floods

December 3rd, 2015: India's fourth largest and most populous city, Chennai, faced the worst floods in over hundred years. More than 300 people lost their lives in the torrential downpour. Besides Chennai, districts of Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Thiruvalu and Thanjavur were severely affected. Oxfam is responding to the humanitarian needs of flood affected people in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Oxfam is assisting the flood ravaged communities with safer water, hygiene facilities, emergency shelter materials and giving cash assistance to the most vulnerable families. Oxfam has reached out to 35,000 people in Chennai, Cuddalore and Kanchipuram. The aim is to reach 8,000 families or approximately 48,000 flood affected people. 

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