Aid plea for flood-hit

Geneva, August 8:

The Red Cross today appealed for nearly two million dollars to help over 20,000 families in Nepal affected by severe flooding after torrential monsoon rains pounded South Asia.

“The hardest hit communities need to receive food, clean water, and access to sanitation facilities,” the secretary general of the Nepal Red Cross Society, Dev Ratna Dhakhwa, said.

The Nepal Red Cross said that over 21,500 families, or around 127,000 people, have been displaced by the floods and landslides.

It also estimated that a total of over 330,000 Nepalis have been affected by the floods and landslides so far.

In the worst-hit districts, vast areas of crops have been decimated, and several roads and bridges have been washed away, while 26,500 houses have been damaged or destroyed.