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LWF Nepal provides relief to 568 flood-affected families

Kathmandu, 20 August – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal, a humanitarian international NGO and a member of ACT Alliance, has provided relief to 568 flood-affected families of Gauriganj Rural Municipality (RM), and Jhapa RM in Jhapa district in eastern part and Janaki RM, and Bhajani and Joshipur municipalities in Kailali district in the far western part of Nepal.

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LWF Nepal distributed rice, pulse, cooking oil, iodized salt, unstitched clothes, sarees, buckets, blankets and kitchen utensils with 15 items to 90 families of Baluwatar in Jhapa RM. It distributed blankets, cooking pots with 5 items, glasses, bowls, and plates to 57 families of Gaurigunj RM and rice, pulse, iodized salt, cooking oil, beaten rice, instant noodles, and blanket to 111 families of Kadamgachhi of Gauriganj RM from 15 to 18 August.

Dr Prabin Manandhar, Country Director of LWF Nepal, and Convener of ACT Alliance Nepal Forum, said, “We are one of the first responders to the flood-affected families of eastern and far western parts of Nepal immediately after the floods.”

LWF Nepal provided the relief to the most-affected and vulnerable families in coordination with the District Disaster Relief Committees and the local government agencies after conducting need assessments of the affected people of those rural municipalities and municipalities.

LWF Nepal, a country program of the LWF World Service, has been working with the marginalized and disadvantaged communities of Nepal since 1984 on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Sustainable Livelihood; Community-led Actions for Governance and Justice; and Organizational Effectiveness. Its core commitments are Human Rights; Impartiality; Inclusion and Participation; Accountability; Gender Justice and Climate Justice; and Environmental Sustainability.

Published on 20 August 2017

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