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September 1, 2017

Nepal flooding: World Jewish Relief responds


Nepal flooding: World Jewish Relief responds

More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal as a result of flooding.

The death toll across South Asia is expected to climb as monsoon rains continue. More than 40 million people have already been affected in the region.

In Nepal, where World Jewish Relief has worked since the devastating earthquake in 2015, the flooding has killed over 150 people. There has been widespread flooding across 35 of the country’s 75 districts; many of the districts recorded the heaviest rainfall in 60 years. So far, 1.7 million people have been affected by the flooding, with almost 65,000 houses destroyed and 460,000 people displaced. There are also an estimated 19,000 persons currently residing in informal displacements sites, including schools.

World Jewish Relief has responded immediately in Nepal. Through our partner organisation CSRC in Nepal, we have given immediate food relief to 210 families, thereby supporting around 1,050 people. This has provided them with essential food items, including rice, dal, salt and oil.

Thousands of people in Nepal still need our urgent help. Our intervention in Nepal has been made possible through our Disaster Fund. Find out more about how we support people impacted by catastrophic emergencies.