US support for flood victims

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Sep 24, 2014-

The US Mission in Nepal, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute an additional $190,000 to increase protection for vulnerable women and children in three flood-affected districts in the country: Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet.

USAID has provided the funds to Save the Children to support the psycho-social needs of vulnerable women and children; identify, reunite or refer unaccompanied minors to appropriate services; support community-based protection activities; and train health and

education providers on identifying and responding to abuse, exploitation,

gender-based violence and psycho-social distress, said a statement issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

With this new assistance, the US has provided food and non-food assistance worth nearly $1.1 million to flood- and landslide-affected families in Nepal.

Published: 25-09-2014 09:19

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