EU team visits flood hit village

- POST REPORT, Banke

Oct 21, 2014-

A European Union team with European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs recently inspected the flood-hit area of Udharapur VDC-2 in the district. Piebalgs inquired about the condition of the flood victims, who have been living in tents since their houses and lands were swept away by floods two months ago. Likewise, the victims also shared their problems with the team.

“We cannot live in tents forever. But we do not have any other options as we do not have the money to build new houses,” said Birkhe Damai while sharing his problems with the team.

“We are living in tents since we were displaced by the floods. We do not know how long we have to endure such a situation,” said another flood victim Thagani Chaudhary. Piebalgs was accompanied by EU ambassador to Nepal Reesje Teerink.

Two hundred thirty seven people in the village were affected by the floods. The EU team provided relief packages comprising tents, ropes and utensils to the flood victims.  

Without any substantial income source or job opportunities in the district, around 75 percent of the people of this village go to India in search of work. The flood victims said they are planning to repair their houses with money they hope to earn in India.

Published: 22-10-2014 08:43

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