Here is some good news from GOQii and its Karma initiative. 5479 GOQii players have contributed a total of 39,25,968 or 3.9 million karma points to Oxfam India to support victims affected by the Tamilnadu floods of 2015. The cause is still on and we are still counting the points being contributed. An incredible impact has been created by Oxfam along with its partner organization towards helping the flood victims.
The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused widespread flooding across TN, driving thousands of people out of their homes, shutting down factories and paralysing majority of the system in the Southern State.
Highlights of the Impact created
** Extended a helping hand to about 8000 affected households
** DistributedHygiene kitsto 1327 households in Kanchipuram and Cuddalore
** Non-food items (NFI) kits distributed to 3412 Householdswith Emergency Shelter. The Shelter NFI kits contain tarpaulin sheet, groundsheet, fleece blanket, bed sheets, and mosquito net and kitchen utensils to the most affected communities. 1900 household were donated mud stove as many homes lost their mud stoves during the floods.
** Dry food ration kits were distributed to 1050 households with first round of dry ration distribution in Tamil Nadu. Dry food package included: rice, lentils/dal, sugar, tea leaves, tangerine, spices and biscuits.
** Soap and Chlorine tablet were distributed to around 2200 households were given immediate access to safe drinking water during the emergency response phase.Oxfam distributed soaps, toothpaste and 60 chlorine tablets (NADCC) per household to 750 households in Cuddalore district and 300 households in Kanchipuram district and 1200 households across three slums namely AnnaiSatya Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and Shiva Shakti Nagar in Chennai.
** Hygiene promotion activities were carried out by the Oxfam Team along with a group of trained volunteers in Cuddalore and Kanchipuram. The main focus of the hygiene promotion activities was on safe hand washing demonstration and safe sanitation practice. The target audience were women and children. Volunteers distributed hygiene kits to 7 villages.
** Debris and Village cleaning along with Public Health Promotion demonstrations has been completed in 11 villages in Cuddalore district and 2 villages in Kanchipuram district.Oxfam successfully completed debris cleaning in one of the worst affected slums in Chennai city- Koyambude (St. Thomas Nagar new colony).
** There were 14 Latrine constructed in Kanchipuram, 25 toilets in Cuddalore and toilet block in AnnaiSatya Nagar is underway.
The cause is still on as Oxfam is aiming to reach 8,000 households or approximately 48,000 persons (direct beneficiaries) in Cuddalore district and Chennai city. Oxfam is continuously monitoring the situation on the ground and will expand the response to other districts as per need. GOQii players who have yet not contributed towards this cause, here is your chance to support and make a difference.