Saturday, 28th February 2015

IFRC appeals for assistance as floods and landslides leave thousands homeless in Nepal

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In recent weeks, severe monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Nepal causing widespread devastation. Over 100 lives have been lost and at the peak of the flooding over 200,000 people were affected.

The Nepal Red Cross has been on the ground responding since the rains began and has already reached thousands of people with shelter, food, clean water and other relief materials, but with over  34,000 people remaining homeless, more help is needed. On its part, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal to help 50,000 people rebuild their lives amidst the floodwaters.

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