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MIT Foundation responding to the current flood crisis in Nepal
The Foundation has responded to the current flood crisis in Nepal by donating $US100, 000, which is equivalent to approx. 10,000,00NPR for shelter and medical assistance.
Floodwaters from the Rapti River—one of the country's largest rivers has affected a large number of villagers in approx. 13 districts.
The worst hit districts are Bardiya, Banke and Achham districts that are about 600-800 kilometres west of the capital, Kathmandu.
Flooding has caused much destruction including killing thousands of animals, and destroying more than 10,000 tons of food stock.
The floods have left the Nepalese people of these areas adrift with no housing, shortage of clean drinking water and food, creating yet another humanitarian crisis in this impoverished Himalayan country.
Dr. Shesh Ghale and Ms Jamuna Gurung of MIT Foundation, working alongside their local partners NRNA have travelled to ground zero in Saptari so that humanitarian relief could be delivered to some 4,500 families supplying temporary shelter, food and medicine. They are also setting up temporary medical camps to assist those people who are sick or have been injured.