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Extreme weather events

About 11,000 extreme weather events killed more than 528,000 people and caused economic losses of around US$ 3.08 trillion between 1996 and 2015. Which countries faced the maximum brunt? How can we prevent and prepare? The statistics is intimidating, but it is important to contextualise ongoing climate policy debates, especially the international climate discussions.

Ten most affected countries

Africa, the host region of the UN climate summit 2016, is severely affected by extreme weather events with four countries ranking among the 10 most affected countries in 2015–Mozambique (1st), Malawi (3rd), Ghana and Madagascar (joint 8th position).

A Flash photo of Aganda Cauvery in Trichy.


Disaster preparedness club formation among Corporation schools

There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”

We are all subjected to various hazards (flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, etc.). Many people want to prepare in advance but are unsure of where to start, receive conflicting information, or are deterred by the cost of some preparedness measures. While some activities can be costly, there are plenty of things you can do that are low cost or even free. Remember, preparedness is a continual process and your personal preparedness can change over time.

Disaster preparedness club formation among Corporation schools and preparing them for the unexpected situations, T Shirts and first aid kits supplied to volunteer members of the club by SPPD, Global Giving, Red Cross.



Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.


Flood relief activities at Chennai – supported by Global Giving & individual donors

Mats, mosquito nets and bed sheets were distributed to 100 victims in the areas of MKV Nagar, Vysarpadi, Chennai.



Stoves issued to the slum residents of Teynampet, Chennai. The highlighted feature of this stove is that it is carbon emission free and smokeless.


Utensils kit (cooking pot, frying pan, ladles, plates, tumblers) to 300 flood victims at Dr.Giriappa Road, slum of Teynampet area, Chennai.


Supports 9 school going children with special needs through educational material kit and Nutritional kit to 22 HIV-AIDS affected/infected children to improve their quality of living


World Toilet Summit a unique global event held on World Toilet Day – 19th November 2014 at Chennai


One person with active TB can transmit the infection to another 15 people in a year.

Incentive Outreach Activities was carried out in 1000 households of Musiri folks, the community was made aware on prevention, care and control of the infection as well as oriented on the facilities outreached at DOTS.


Water and Sanitation Programme

With support of Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TNWD), Kancheepuram, programme in strengthening the work of Water and Sanitation Committee was carried out to 90 members working in grass root level in Water and Sanitation Board.


TB is a bigger killer than AIDS, Malaria (The Times of India, Trichy – July 22, 2014).

SPPD carried out Intensified Outreach Activity (IOA) in creating awareness on the deadly disease to the rural folks in Musiri, Tamil Nadu.


Awareness programme on Water & Sanitation sensitized to our community


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