Crisis press release
Following the sudden devastation that struck the Tamil Nadu coastline Sunday morning Dec 26 th as a result of the earthquake off Indonesia , the Auroville community finds itself confronted with the task of sheltering and feeding hundreds of homeless from the adjacent shoreline villages as well as rebuilding its own devastated beach communities.
It is estimated that 7000 are homeless in the Auroville bioregion and two thousand huts/ homes have been destroyed. The Auroville community of Eternity has been totally destroyed and the communities of Sri Ma, Waves and Simplicity devastated.
It is estimated that each refugee immediately needs a minimum of one plate, tumbler, blanket and mat per person. The overall cost of feeding and sheltering each refugee and the renting of materials is estimated at 20 US dollars per person. Help is needed to deal with refugee crisis as well as rebuild the devastated Auroville communities.
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