Foreign nationals distribute relief materials to flood affected families in Jhapa

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Gauriganj (Jhapa), September 16, 2017: The inhabitants of Gauriganj and Bahradashi rural municipalities in Jhapa district, who were badly affected by the recent flood, have received supports from international organizations.

Two international relief and development agencies: Global Medic from Canada, and Muslim Aid from the UK distributed the relief materials to the families displaced by the recent flood caused by torrential rain. Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) had supported these organizations in this regard.

Duryodhan Adhikari, the Eastern Regional Administrator of RRN and a livelihood officer, informed that a total of 172 families from Bahradashi, and 127 from Gauriganj were provided with the relief support. Each family received support materials worth NRs. 6,000.

“After we knew about the massive destruction by the flood, and loss of lives and property through international news broadcasters, we found it very necessary to provide relief supports,” said Jack from Global Medic. “Though the amount of support might not be enough, we came here to ensure we will continue to bring relief supports in coming days too,” he added.

According to Kelly from the same organization, they had also brought relief and rehabilitation supports to earthquake victims when Nepal was struck by the devastating quake in April 2015. “In this visit, we got to witness the pains of flood-affected people from Jhapa, Morang, Saptari, and Banke among other districts from a close eye,” she shared, requesting all those displaced by the flood to not lose hope, and remain patient.

By Gaurav Pokharel

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