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Relief distribution to flood victims gains momentum

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Caritas Mid- and Far-Western Regional Coordinator Janak Sharma distributes relief materials to flood victims in Bajura district, on Monday, August 01, 2016. Photo: Prakash Singh/ THT

Nepalgunj, August 20, 2017: The distribution of relief packages to the flood-stricken in four districts of the mid-western region worst hit by monsoon-triggered flooding is gaining pace.

The distribution is taking place under the first phase in Banke, Bardiya, Dang and Surkhet through the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee (DNDRC). The government is distributing cash, rice grains, pulses, salt, oil, clothes and tents, among other essentials, to the members of the families struck by flooding and landslides.

The displaced families have also been relocated into camps where security forces have been deployed to prevent any untoward activities against women, Regional Police Office said.

Chief District Officer (CDO), Ramesh Kumar KC, said various cluster groups formed under the DNDRC for overseeing education, health and sanitation, rehabilitation and relief distribution programs have been sent to the villages struck by flooding.

The non-governmental organizations too have been providing the DNDRC the necessary data needed on the flood-stricken.

Representative Photograph: The Himalayan Times

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