Nepal’s Flood Victims Face Hunger And Diseases

Even spending two weeks under the open sky, many flood victims are yet to get the relief in Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts and children are dying in absence of medicines.

Aug. 31, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Even spending two weeks under the open sky, many flood victims are yet to get the relief in Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts and children are dying in absence of medicines. Many people are battling with death in lack of food and medicines. Many of them hardly get one time meal.

Even after knowing that they are suffering from various kinds of diseases none of them can afford medical treatment. Surviving with empty stomachs has been a challenge for the flood victims.

Hunger has compelled some victims to dig out the rotten food grains buried in the debris while some are relying on the food which was brought by flood. This has further affected their health.

In a worst flooding incident in a decade in Nepal, more than 150 people have been killed and 90,000 homes have been destroyed. According to the Red Cross, around 1.4 million people have been affected in Nepal. 

According to International humanitarian agencies, at least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. International aid agencies said thousands of villages have been cut off by flooding with people being deprived of food and clean water for days.

According to a local media reporting, victims have been engulfed with various kinds of diseases. Most of them are suffering from fever and diarrhea. Though the government had shown some concern regarding the health of victims in the beginning, now they have been left on their own, hunger had already taken toll lives. People’s representatives have accused the government of not co-operating with the local government in relief distribution.

 

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