NRCS distributes food among flood victims

Bardiya, August 19:

The Bardiya chapter of the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) today started distributing relief materials to flood victims. The organisation distributed foodstuff to the victims at Mohamadpur in the district.

“We have plans to distribute food stuff provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) to over 27,022 victims,” Keshav Gautam of the Bardiya NRCS said.

A total of 911 households whose houses are completely destroyed in the floods will receive food for one month and 3,113 families whoe houses have been partially damaged will get food for 15 days, Gautam said.

Earlier, the victims demanded rice and pulse instead of beaten rice and biscuits.

Meanwhile, Nepalis living in Japan provided Rs 105,000 to the Bardia food victims.

A teacher of the Kathmandu-based Campus of International Language, Yashiharu Kamimura, handed over the amount to Banke acting CDO Krishna Acharya today.

Acharya said the administration is planning to relocate 1,300 households of Wards No 5 and 6 of the Holiya VDC who are at the risk of flooding by the Rapti river.

“We need funds to shift the families and to arrange schools for their children,” Acharya said.