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Disaster Relief

Lending a Hand When Everything Falls Apart

Amma’s empathy and concern for disaster survivors is so complete that she responds to every aspect of their situation—not only fulfilling their material and emotional needs but also keeping an eye on their future. Our provision of long-term support for disaster survivors has carried thousands through the darkest periods of their lives into the light of a hopeful future.

9 out of 10 victims of natural disasters live in the developing world.

Disaster Relief Projects

The past few years have seen natural disasters and tragedies involving the natural elements: fire, water, wind, and earth. Amma’s helping hand reached out to those in need in these tragedies.

2018

Kerala Floods

Rs.10 crore in aid to Chief Minister’s fund as well as relief camps throughout Kerala.

2017

Cyclone Okhi

Rs. 2 crore in aid to Chief Minister’s fund as well as relief camps.

2016

Kollam Fire

Rs. 1 crore in aid to victims and their families and free treatment at Amrita Hospital.

2015

Chennai Floods

Rs. 5 crore sid to Chief Minister’s fund as well as evacuation support, medicine and food.

2015

Nepal Earthquake

Food, Blankets, Shelter and 2 tons of Medicines.

2014

Kashmir Floods

Rs. 30 crore in relief with focus on house construction.

2013

Typhoon Yolanda

USD 2 million in aid.

2013

Uttarakhand Floods

Rs. 100 crore in aid.

2013

Idukki Landslide

Rs. 1 Lakh each to bereaved families.

2012

Kannur/Sivakasi Explosions

Rs.1 Lakh to families of dead and Rs.50000 to injured.

2011

Japan Tsunami

USD 1 million for education of orphans.

2010

Haiti Earthquake

Medical supplies, Shelter materials, Scholarships.

2009

Karnataka Floods

Rs. 100-crore relief package including medical care, food, supplies and 1,000 homes for the displaced

2009

Cyclone Aila

Medical care, food and supplies.

2008

North Indian Floods

Rs. 5 crores+ in medical aid, food,  supplies and shelter.

2006

Surat Floods

Medical Aid worth of Rs.15 Lakhs. Food & Supplies.

2005

Mumbai Floods

Medical care, food and supplies.

2005

Pakistan Earthquake

Food, Blankets, Shelter and 3 tons of Medicines.

2005

Hurricane Katrina

USD 1 million to Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund.

2004

Indian Ocean Tsunami

Rs. 200 crore in relief (built 6,200 tsunami-resistant homes, 700 new fishing boats and an evacuation bridge, provided vocational training for 2,500 victims

2004

Kumbakonam Fire

51 houses & tailoring machines for the families affected by the fire

2001

Gujarat Earthquake

Three villages rebuilt from ground up (1,200 homes).

1992

Lathore Earthquake

Food, Blankets, Shelter and Medicines.

Disaster Relief News

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