Jet Airways partners with ActionAid to provide relief to rain-hit TN

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 07, 2015

Jet Airways said it will partner with ActionAid India to reach out and rebuild the lives of flood affected communities in Chennai and Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu.

The immediate joint efforts by Jet Airways and ActionAid will focus on providing food and essential items such as drinking water, health and sanitary kits, mosquito nets and repellents, clothing, utensils, sleeping mats, bed rolls, materials for temporary shelters, learning resources/stationary and in providing psycho-social support, the company said in a statement.

Cramer Ball, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways said, “Lives of many people in Chennai and neighbouring region have been severely impacted by the floods. Jet Airways has partnered with ActionAid to bring immediate relief to those most in need in this unfortunate situation."

Namrata Goyal will lead the Jet Airways efforts on this project while Jet Airways staff from across the country will also volunteer to lend a helping hand and work shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of the region for on-ground relief efforts.

In the long-term, the partnership will focus on rehabilitation including recovery and development of livelihoods, reconstruction and repair of damaged houses of over 2,000 people. It will also work towards providing vocational skills training and employment opportunities to women from these communities for them to rebuild their lives.

ActionAid India has been responding in four districts of Tamil Nadu providing relief and rehabilitation support since early November.

As an immediate response to support those affected by floods in and around Chennai, Jet Airways is currently flying doctors and relief items to Tamil Nadu.

Published on December 07, 2015
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