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Food Packages to the people with disabilities in the midst of the second wave of pandemic

A couple, Bhim Narayan Mahoto and Lal Maya Chaudhary live in Kawasoti-15, Nawalparasi district. There are only husband and wife in the family. they don’t have children and relatives. Bhim Narayan used to work as daily wage labor but two years ago due to hypertension attack his right hand and leg are not working and his right eye also got affected (physical disability) so now wife is the one to earn for their living.

In the second wave of the pandemic, due to prohibitory order (lockdown), wife is unable to work and earn daily wages. Therefore they were in urgent need of food support.

 

Thanks to your generous support that ACN has provided essential food supplies packages to this couple (spouse with a disability) which will be more than a month for this couple.

 

COVID-19 second wave pandemic has a devastating impact in Nepal, yet impact has not been equal so we are supporting people with disabilities and their families in this pandemic. 

Manang

Food support to Manang flood affected families

Since mid-June, due to continuous heavy rainfall floodwaters has entered the villages and caused devastating consequences. Many families are displaced either temporarily or permanently in Manang district. Despite of road blockage and COVID lockdown, we were able to deliver food packages to flood-affected families who were waiting for the food support in Tal village with the help of Helicopter. From two weeks these families have been sharing a common mass kitchen and have now finished their food stock.

ACN/PCC and INF Nepal, Nepal Christian Society Gandaki Province (NCS), Nepal Church Fellowship (NCF) have jointly delivered essential food supplies packages to 66 flood-affected families of Tal village in Nasho Rural Municipality, Manang district on 7 July 2021 in coordination with Manang District Administrative Office and local government.

Floods and landslides induced by the monsoon have been continuing to affect people in various parts of the country. 39 people have been killed, 31 have gone missing and 31 people are injured following landslides and floods events all over the country according to Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal (drrportal.gov.np, 7 July 2020).