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IFRC PRESS RELEASE - South Asia flood crisis: Disease outbreaks, funding shortages compound suffering of flood survivors

IFRC PRESS RELEASE
South Asia flood crisis: Disease outbreaks, funding shortages compound suffering of flood survivors

Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 5 September 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of flood-affected people across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are struggling to survive in the aftermath of the worst flooding to hit the region in decades.

Active Ganeshmaya

Ganeshmaya was feeding her cow when we arrived in her courtyard near about 3:00 p.m. As she heard us calling “Aama(mother)”, immediately she came out from the cow shed. She looked happy, and a genuine smile was running around her face. She gave us tools to take a seat; but we moved to see the shed.

“How much milk do you get form this cow?” we asked.

 “I sell nine liters everyday” she replied with a live smile.

“ … and how much do you earn per month ?” I inquired.

Nepal: Injured people and medical transports have to be protected in all circumstances

The Red Cross in Nepal expresses its deep concern with increased incidents of vandalisation of ambulances in relation with ongoing demonstrations in Terai/Madhes in the past four weeks. The incident that happened on 11 September 2015 at Sonukhada of Mahottari district has astounded the Red Cross – an injured person in need of urgent medical care was taken out from the ambulance and killed; the ambulance was then torched.

Red Cross continues to address unmet needs

Red Cross continues to address unmet needs

Three months after Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8M earthquake, thousands of people continue to require humanitarian assistance in order to meet their basic needs.

Since the earthquake, the Nepal Red Cross Society and the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have focused their efforts on providing relief, shelter, medical care and safe water to communities in the 14 worst affected districts.

NRCS 5th Development Plan

Nepal is a mountainous country located on the lap of Himalaya covering the area of 147,181 square Kilometers. The country is located in South Asia bordering with India and China, the two most populous countries in the world. It stretches 145-241 kilometers from the north to south and 885 Kilometers from the west to east. The country is divided broadly into plain, hill and mountainous parts. The mountain belt lies at an altitude ranging from 4,877 metres above the sea level to 8,848 meters to the top of Mt. Everest.

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