United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that almost 41 million people have been affected in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India
Nepal: Floods 2017 - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 6
While we all watch in horror as those affected by Hurricane Harvey struggle to find relief from rising flood waters, we must ask that you all keep in mind the victims of the continued flooding happening in Nepal.
Nepal typically experiences flooding during the monsoon season, but this year has been especially intense. Not only have families lost their homes, but many have also lost their livelihoods, as their roadside businesses or family farms were washed away. MSN reports that 150 people have been killed and over 90,000 homes have been destroyed.
Thankfully, we know the children we work with are safe, as much of the flooding has hit outside the city. However, in a country the size of Nepal, a disaster anywhere effects everywhere. Many of the children’s home villages were destroyed and their birth families left devastated. It also means an influx of refugees to Kathmandu, and increased enrollment in the orphanages, as families feel there is a safety net there that does not exist elsewhere.
In order to maintain that safety net, that the children, their caregivers, and their birth families need and so very much deserve, we are asking for your continued support. Many of these children are coming from remote areas and have had very little in the way of medical care and balanced nutrition. We can provide both of these things - but we need your help.