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Flood Emergency Response

Kathmandu (18 August 2017) ─ Habitat for Humanity Nepal is assisting families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in 15 years through emergency relief and clean-up by volunteers. Habitat Nepal is planning a three-phase emergency relief, recovery and reconstruction response to help families hit by the devastating floods that ravaged 26 districts along the country’s southern plains.

The first phase has begun on 17 August with volunteers mobilized by Habitat Nepal helping to clean up waterlogged homes and the distribution of relief kits comprising items such as water bag pack, tarpaulin sheet, water purifier, mosquito net and nylon rope. More funding is needed to help affected families build temporary shelter through the distribution of such kits.

Thanking Habitat volunteers, Anita Limbu, a 60-year-old single head of household said: “I was anxious as I was not sure how to clean up my house on my own. But you have removed most of the mud and debris, and I can clean the rest slowly by myself. You have given me courage. Now I can breathe again.”