Sunday, January 30, 2005

A Report on Tsunami Relief Efforts by Bhoomika Trust, Chennai

January 30, 2005

In the wake of the December 2004 Tsunami that devastated vast swathes of coastal Asia, including Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, Bhoomika Trust has been coordinating relief efforts from Chennai, linking up with civil society and governmental efforts in the worst-affected districts of Nagapattinam (Nagai), Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Karaikal (Pondicherry), and coastal villages near Chennai and Kalpakkam. Bhoomika has also been taking on the role of facilitating information exchange among diverse players in the field, including grass roots community organizations, NGOs, business houses, and the Tamil Nadu government, and has been coordinating with other organizations in providing input to policy-makers with regard to the shelter and rehabilitation needs of the affected communities...

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