300 flood-affected families get relief
Jan 14, 2018-Some three hundred families displaced by floods in Biratnagar-19 have received relief materials on Sunday. The relief was distributed to protect the victims from harsh winter conditions.
Koshi-victim Society Rajbiraj with assistance from Oxfam UK and District Natural Disaster Relief Committee distributed the relief. Each family received Rs 5000 cash, tarpaulin, blanket, mattress and mat, said programme coordinator Sharad Parajuli.
The Society’s Chairman Dev Narayan Yadav said that a two-month dialogue session will be held on issues such as drinking water, sanitary and gender equality for the flood victims.
A landless squatter’s settlement near Singhiya River in Biratnagar-19 was swept away by the flood that occurred during the last monsoon. The victims, most of whom are daily wage earners, have been shivering in the bone-chilling cold in the lack of warm clothes.
Published: 14-01-2018 14:42