Asal Chhimekee Nepal Reached Out to 342 Flood Affected Households (Approx. 2,800 People) in Bara and Parsa District with Essentials Food and Non-Food Items

Flood and landslide triggered by incessant rainfall since July 11 in Eastern and Central regions of Nepal displaced more than 13,000 households with 90 deaths, 41 injured and 29 people are missing. Almost 10,000 houses damaged and total 36,728 households have been affected. Out of 77 districts, 33 districts are affected by floods and landslides. Bara and Parsa are also one of the worst affected districts.

Asal Chhimekee Nepal (ACN) recently completed its relief support program for windstorm affected in Bara and Parsa. Again, both districts hit by heavy incessant rainfall with 5 death, 1 injured and 2,656 displaced temporarily. ACN’s team traveled to flood-hit areas to assess the situation on 17th July 2019 and had a meeting with the District Administrative Office for the approval of relief work for flood-affected of Bara and Parsa districts.  

 

ACN reached out to 217 flood affected households in Jeetpur Simara and 125 flood affected households in Birgunj with essentials food items and non-food items (soap, toothpaste, brush, sanitary pads, gas lighter, blankets, mosquito nets, and tarpaulin) in coordination with Jeetpur Simara Sub-metropolitan and Birgunj Metropolitan. These affected households are from so-called ‘Dalit’ untouchable caste and Muslim and living in a very poor conditions. We were the first to reach with relief supplies. 

Urban Clinic and Two Rural Clinic Buildings Handed over in Gorkha

 On 16th April 2019, ACN handed over two rural clinics to the local government of Siranchowk rural municipality, Gorkha. Two-roomed newly constructed Simle Rural Clinic and Jarebar Rural Clinic has been jointly inaugurated by Ward Chair. Mr. Raju Gurung and ACN Chair. Mr. Bharat Bahadur Gurung in the presence of other government officials, ACN board members, and community people. This two rural clinics are set to serve 700 households of Siranchowk rural municpality, Gorkha District.

On 1st July 2019, a newly constructed six-roomed Ghalang urban clinic building was inaugurated by the chief guest, Minister of Physical infrastructure development of Gandaki province, honorable Ramsaran Basnet and was handed over to Gorkha rural municipality, Gorkha. This urban clinic is set to serve 600 household of Gorkha rural municipality.      

In addition earthquake resistant, gender and disable-friendly CGI roofed building, ACN also provided necessary furniture and medicine.

Provision of basic health services, especially preventive and promotive services has found very limited in Rural Nepal. Therefore to increase access in basic primary health service closer to the community, Primary Health Care Rural Clinic service was initiated and established in 1994. Rural Clinic is the extensive service sites of primary health care center (PHCCs), health post (HPs), and sub-health post (SHPs) up to community level. However, health posts are the first institution contact point for the basic primary health services in rural remote villages in Nepal. The aim of the urban and rural clinic is to improve access to some basic health services including family planning, safe motherhood, general treatment, child health, first-aid and health education, and counseling. Based on the local needs Rural Clinics are conducted every month at a fixed location on specific dates and time. So once in a month, rural local health personnel conduct these clinics with FCHVs and provide basic primary health service, health education, and counseling.

These three clinics operated its service form different places (i.e. under the tree, individual house, and community shed) as they had no building for clinics. Nepal earthquake of 2015 caused extensive damage to many public buildings and still, health posts of rural villages are struggling to resume their full health service. In this context, to bring primary basic health services including family planning, safe motherhood and child health closer to rural households, ACN constructed an urban clinic and two rural clinics building and handed over in Gorkha district.

We would like to thank our funding partner INF- UK and Rope-UK, DAI-USA, CMML-USA and individual donors for the financial support in the construction of Simle rural clinic, Jarebar rural clinic and Ghalang urban clinic. In addition, we would like to thank Siranchowk rural municipality for its funding support and coordination, Gorkha rural municipality and land donor of Clinics

 

 

Baby kits with nutrition supplement and school uniform distribution program to windstorm affected

On 31st March 2019, Bara and Parsa the southern districts of central Nepal suffered from heavy rainstorm and wind. People lost their family members, houses, and are left with very little. ACN was able to reach to storm affected families with immediate supplies and support in coordination with Bara Christian Community, local community, local & central government.

 

After distribution of immediate relief supplies to windstorm affected families, pregnant and lactating mothers were identified to provide baby kits with nutrition supplements. 220 pregnant and lactating mothers received baby kits with nutrition supplements packs. In addition, 430 windstorm affected student received school uniform in Suwarna Rural Municipality, Bara district.