Eden Nursery Workers in Nepal Receive Relief Packages
Nepal was hit by torrential rains that lead to devastating floods throughout the southern regions of the country. Some report it to be the worst flooding in decades. The floods and landslides affected thirty-three districts, more than 158 people have lost their lives, 43,000 families were forced to leave their homes, and 158,000 houses were partially damaged.
On August 14th, 2017, Eden Reforestation Projects learned that its field staff and project sites had been affected as well. Although many of Eden’s workers’ homes were damaged by the floods, fortunately there was no loss of lives in the areas that Eden supports. [Read more about the immediate aftermath of the floods and Eden’s first relief package distribution]
Thanks to the support of many donors, Eden was able to provide even more urgently needed relief packages for nursery workers and their families. The distribution event was lead by Ram Hari Khadka, Eden’s International Director for Nepal. The packages reached 65 of the most needy families at three of Eden’s nursery sites: Laxmisthan, Sundarpur, and Pachim Deurali. Each relief package included warm clothes, blankets, cooking utensils, rice, and other items that were during the flood.
Many families were devastated by the flood [read stories from nursery workers], but through our supporters we were able to provide for around 100 families.
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