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Update 4: Your flood relief is on the ground

12 Sep 2017 | Author: Andrew Hateley-Browne

Six districts in Nepal’s south are facing massive shortages of shelter, food and clean water. Your support has assisted hundreds of people affected by the landslides and floods in Nepal. You’ve helped provide the relief of essential supplies, medical treatment and counselling—thank you!

Supplies

The original intention was to provide relief packages, with pre-assembled emergency supplies. This idea has been adjusted because not everyone requires the exact same supplies. Instead, a cash gift will be provided for each household to buy the supplies they most need. For most people, this will likely include a variation of safe shelter, medicine and food. The cash gift will be equivalent to the relief packages you’re crowdfunding via the Chuffed website. The Leprosy Mission Cooperatives and PACED CHAMP project staff members are monitoring the proper use of this cash. They’ve already safely distributed cash gifts to 581 households. 519 households requiring emergency shelter have also received tarps.

Treatment

The Leprosy Mission has established a Health Camp in Rautahat, south of the country’s capital Kathmandu. It’s assessing and treating people with diarrhoea, skeletal and muscular problems, respiratory and skin-related conditions and general health issues. So far, the camp has provided health services to 1066 disaster-affected people.

Counselling

This disaster has also deeply traumatised many people. Some have lost their homes. And some their whole livelihoods. Some have been impaired with injury, others permanently disabled. Some are also mourning the death of loved ones. These traumas can trigger severe psychosocial issues, or inflame pre-existing ones. In response, your support has mobilised basic community and clinical counselling services. These services will help both children and adults, to understand, mourn and process the disaster and its impact. 367 people in the flood-affected regions of Chitwan and Rautahat have so far participated, thanks to your support.

Australian supporters are coming together to help raise $40,000 to provide 250 Relief Packages for Nepali families displaced by the floods.

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