Current Report from the IMRC Team in Chennai
December 12th, 2015
IMRC relief efforts continue as water recedes. Alhamdulillah, our team was onsite as soon as roads and the airport opened. We’ve been able to assist over 15,000 people through medical camps and the emergency package distribution. Jazakh Allah khair for your support and generosity.
Our work has just begun.
These victims have mostly lost everything and need your continuous support. Please give generously for further assistance.
December 8th, 2015
IMRC Executive Director was onsite in Chennai. He assisted with distributing Emergency Kits and met with the victims. Alhamdulillah, we’ve been able to distribute kits and treat the victims with medicine.
December 7th, 2015
IMRC is now onsite in Chennai. Over the weekend IMRC’s team visited flood affected areas inclucind VOC Nagar, Puliyanthope and Kunika Puram. We have assessed the ground situation and have begun relief activities.
Over the past week we witnessed a range of desperate situations as the city was cut off – people caught up in gushing waters mixed with sewage, snakes in waters; recovering patients dying in hospitals. Rich as well as poor. All suffered.
With no food, water, fuel,electricity and even clothes.
“There are people who haven’t eaten for days. They have seen their possessions float away from the house. Food, clothes – all gone,” said a survivor in Chennai.
The real tragedy is surfacing now. Relief workers are finding more destruction and dead bodies. Impoverished families are sitting in the middle of sludge and mountains of garbage. Their slums and tin shed homes swept away by the worst rains in a century.
IMRC’s team has already begun emergency relief work to reach those who are poor and desperate. A medical camp is up and running. Our focus will be the poor neighborhoods of Washermanpet, VOC Nagar, Kanikapuram, Pulianthop, Kargill Nagar, Adam Nagar, Saidapet, Koturpuram, Survival kits are being packed for distribution. They contain bed sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, mosquito coils, candles, clothes for men & women (lungi, nightie, saree), towels and essentials to beat hunger – rice, lentils (daal),sugar, tea, cooking oil.
We are working on the ground in coordination with local organizations such as Al Haramain Trust, United Welfare Organization, Hajj Committee. Several local volunteers have also joined. It is heartening to see volunteers coming to join us from even from Kashmir. We will keep you updated as we enter into rehabilitation phase next.
Immediate relief supplies needed!
Each kits costs $25 and assists a family of 4 for a week!
BBC NEWS – Dec. 4th, 2015
Chennai is seeing its worst rainfall in 100 years. Fresh rains in the southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) have caused serious flooding, with flights and trains suspended and hundreds of people without power.
Patients have been evacuated from a government hospital in the Tambaram area after flood waters entered the building.
IMRC IS NEED OF YOUR SUPPORT
Additional support is needed from you to provide relief packages with medicine and food immediately.
IMRC is teaming up with local NGOs onsite to provide relief packages with food and medicine immediately. Inshallah, a few roads will open up by this weekend. Help IMRC onsite to immediately provide help for the victims.
Thousands of people who were living on the banks of these rivers have been moved to temporary shelters. Before disease and other illnesses spread, help a flood victim with the immediate care.