05 Sep Monsoon 2023 update from Nepal
The emergency response to this year’s monsoon season has sprung into action, as people across the country recover from natural disasters that blighted Nepal during August.
Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) is helping about 3,500 people with essential food and shelter. As the social action arm of the Pokhara Christian Community, ACN’s work is mostly in partnership with networks of local churches.
The photo above shows the aftermath of damage caused by a flash-flood in Mustang district, when a river burst through a dam that had been created by a landslide. 29 houses and various bridges were swept away, displacing more than 150 people.
Flooding has also affected Terai districts in low-lying plains near the border with India. The photos above show flooding in Bardiya and Kailali following heavy rain in mid-August, where ACN is responding with food and emergency relief for about 2,000 people.
ACN is also helping people in other districts that have been hit by monsoon-related natural disasters, including temporary shelter for 20 families who lost their properties following a fatal landslide in Dolakha, a hilly district north-east of Kathmandu.
INF Nepal is responding following a landslide in the western district of Bajura, where INF’s community development projects have been transforming people’s lives for many years.
Image sources: Nepal media including Ratopati, Kathmandu Post, and Nepal News