Devastating natural disasters are occurring all around the globe with increasing frequency, exacerbated by climate change. In recent years, our disaster response strategy has evolved towards making a greater, lasting difference. We seek to not only provide immediate help, but also long-term solutions to people affected by natural disasters.
In November 2015, the aftermath of the floods left behind massive destruction and loss of lives in Chennai. We sponsored immediate relief materials, including food rations, medicines, cleaning agents, tarpaulin sheets, water filters, utensils and bio-mass stoves.
We received contributions from partners and staff, which were matched and added to by the firm, to support the repair and renovation of 64 houses in two villages of Tamil Nadu in collaboration with an NGO. The project included the provision of sanitation facilities and solar lights for the houses.
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