Chennai has recently witnessed the worst devastation by floods in a 100 years with over 300 officially dead and millions affected in various ways. While relief and rehabilitation efforts are underway in full swing by the government, various churches, NGOs & agencies, CTN sees its present role in serving the Church by being an Information Hub, a Connecting & facilitating platform to disseminate vital information and connect the resources and needs in the short term, medium term and long term rehabilitation phases
As a starting point, CTN hosted NEXT STEPS a Flood relief & rehabilitation consultation for Church leaders & Christian NGOs on the 18th of December with an expert panel of Disaster Management Experts. It was well attended by around 75 delegates from various churches & organisations.
The following were identified as immediate focus areas: Health & Hygiene awareness, Medical Camps, Trauma Counselling, Capacity building for churches, Community Assessments, Shelter & Livelihood restoration for the affected etc
CTN is compiling a database of various Services/ Resources that are being offered by Christian NGOs, churches etc that will be updated on this page. Read More