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.
Several Villages inundated in southern Nepal
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.
Japan has provided four ambulances to Nepal Red Cross Society under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GAGHSP) of the Japanese government.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – Joint statement from Red Cross Leaders
(Mr Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Mr Tadateru Konoé, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies )
Across the world, crises are increasingly complex and humanitarian need is vast. More and more lives are being destroyed by armed conflict, violence, and climate change; and when natural disasters strike, they are more severe and numerous.
NRCS revised its communication policy recently (at end of 2016). The revised policy aims to engage communities, partners and national stakeholders for community resilence. Its objective is to make better communication works with one voice of Red Cross family to address community's pressing issues like vulnerability reduction, saving lives, changing minds, and promoting culture of non-violence and peace.
Earthquake Recovery Operation updates
The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with coverage over the whole country. It is playing a prominent role in helping survivors of the 2015 earthquake and is working in all 14 districts identified by government assessments as being the worst affected. NRCS works closely with the Government of Nepal in humanitarian affairs. NRCS reached more than 3.5 million people with emergency assistance immediately after the earthquake.