Nepal: Nepal Flood Relief

RMF Nepal Flood Relief Program in the Nepali News: September 2017

September 02, 2017

Translation: Free Health Camp for Flood Affected People

Mahottari, September 2, 2017

Focusing on the health problems of people from flood affected areas, the Paramedical Association of Nepal (PAN) organized a free health camp at Bardibas-8, Hattilet, Mahottari with the support of Real Medicine Foundation Nepal on September 2, 2017. The chairperson of PAN, Mr. Hari Kunwar, inaugurated the free camp through which 237 patients received health services.

In addition to free health check-ups and medicine distribution, health education, hygiene and sanitation, a nutrition corner, and rehabilitation counseling services were also provided by the team of 2 medical doctors and 21 paramedical volunteers through the camp. The Office of Drinking Water and Sanitation supported bottled water, and water purifying solution “Piyush” was distributed through this camp.

Community people who benefited from the camp seemed happy and satisfied with the management and services provided by the camp. The chairperson asked the secretariat members of PAN to be mobilized for people troubled by the floods and similar disasters. The program manager and Nepal representative of Real Medicine Foundation, Mr. Ganesh Shrestha, expressed his commitment to supporting people in need through such activities in the future.

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  • Provide flood relief packages to families most in need
  • Establish and maintain strong coordination with local NGO and government
  • Continue strategizing with our in-country team how to best serve those affected by the flooding

During the summer of 2017, severe monsoon rains caused extensive flooding and landslides in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, affecting an estimated 24 million people. In Nepal, hundreds of villages were flooded, 90,000 homes have been destroyed, and 150 people have died. Along with the current difficulties in accessing food, shelter, and clean water, there is concern that the country may experience severe food shortages due to destroyed crops. Affected populations are also at risk for waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases.

Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) arrived in Nepal shortly after the April 2015 earthquake, and we continue to provide relief, medical, and educational support in several regions of the country. RMF Nepal’s flood relief efforts are concentrated in the southern district of Rautahat. We are partnering with a local NGO, BHORE, to provide flood relief to families most affected in the region.