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IMRC - Chennai Flood Relief
IMRC - Chennai Flood Relief

IMRC Helps Chennai Flood Victims, Distributes Relief Materials

US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) has distributed relief aid worth more than 65 lakh rupees in Chennai following devastation caused due to flood. The organization aims to provide $200,000, help to over 5000 people.

Press Release – Chennai/Hyderabad, December 10:

As Chennai continues to be buoyant to the submerging flood waters, relief and rehab work continue to be in full swing. A team of volunteers of the US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) found their way to Chennai on December 4, immediately after the roads were reopened, to exercise relief and rehabilitation of the affected
people.

The organization has announced USD2,00,000 in immediate relief to help the affected in the flood-hit Chennai. “We have already released Rs. 65 lakh (approximately $1,00,000) in our first phase. This money is being used to provide ‘Survival Kits’ that include food grains, sanitary items, linen and clothing, mosquito nets, candles and medicines to the affected people”, said IMRC Director Mr. Manzoor Ghori.

Mr. Ghori, who is on a short trip to India to assess the organization’s work, also visited Chennai and met the flood victims to observe firsthand the gravity of the situation.  “Water has receded now from most localities and life is coming back to normalcy. But it will take months to restore the damages caused to poorer families particularly”, he added.

The relief material was distributed in the poorer pockets of city, including Washermanpet, VOC Nagar, Puliyanthope, Srinivaspuram, Kanikapuram, Wanagaram, Slums around Mount Road, etc. in collaboration with its Hyderabad-based implementation partner Sahayata Trust.

The team, led by Syed Abdul Najeeb, reached Chennai on 5th December and distributed the aid. “In the first phase of our relief work, we aim to reach out to at least 5000 flood affected people in Chennai,” Najeeb said, adding that they have already distributed materials to over 1500 people and will continue the relief work for a week more if situations warrants.

On December 7 and 8, the IMRC organized two health camps in Washermanpet and Puliyanthope localities, attending to over 1000 patients. Free medicines and medical advises were given to the poorer victims of the heavy deluge caused due to the low pressure in the sea.

“We have sought proposals from local bodies and other organizations in Chennai to speed up rehab work, and will release more funds once we finalize”, added Mr. Aneesuddin, CEO – Sahayata Trust.

For more details or media related queries:
media@imrcusa.org
Website: http://www.imrcusa.org/
Syed Abdul Najeeb: +91 9989868323

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