Appeal for funding as Habitat for Humanity assists flood-affected families in eastern and western regions of Nepal.Torrential rain from 10 August 2017 has caused widespread flooding and landslides in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Nepal Red Cross, over 140 people have died and more than 79,000 homes have been destroyed with over 144,000 houses damaged. More than 319,200 families have been affected while over 87,600 families have been displaced.
“Shelter is crucial and an immediate priority for vulnerable families in the aftermath of the flooding. We are seeking additional funding to help families recover from this disaster.”
Cheryl Groff, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Nepal.
Habitat for Humanity Nepal, together with Habitat Area-Pacific Area Office, 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.