Month: August 2014
Flood Relief: NYF helps 1,200 families
Thank you! In just one week our Flood Relief Campaign raised over $32,000.
With your support, we’ve helped 1,200 families who have just lost everything.
On August 24-25, just one week after the flood hit, NYF staff and volunteers began distributing survival kits packed with essential items: tent, sleeping mat and mattress, blankets, pots and pans, utensils and more. This initial distribution aided 216 families in the Bardiya district in west Nepal.
By August 31, our distribution of flood relief supplies had reached another 615 families in the Bardiya and Banke districts, bringing the total number of families served to 831. Of these, 137 are the families of former Kamlari girls, and 76 of them are completely homeless.
By mid-September, we had delivered supplies to a total of 1,200 families.
NYF is the first humanitarian organization to reach out to these villages and distribute a complete set of relief materials. The NYF team was led by Man Bahadur Chhetri, Regional Manager of our Empowering Freed Kamlaris program, seen on the left in the photo above.
The distribution was organized in coordination with the Red Cross and the local government, which provided security to ensure the process was safe and fair.
Flood Relief Campaign was a success!
During the month of August, devastating floods caused widespread damage in Nepal, as reported on FOX News and the New York Times.
Particularly hard hit were the districts of Banke, Bardiya and Dang in western Nepal, the area that is home to the thousands of former Kamlari girls that NYF serves.
We launched our Flood Relief Campaign right away — and in just one week our friends and supporters raised over $32,000, enough to complete our distribution of relief supplies to families in the affected areas.
We immediately purchased food, tents, cookware, clothing and medicines, and we’ve now distributed survival kits to the hundreds of NYF participants who have lost their homes.
Thank you for caring about children and families in Nepal!
Here are more photos from our distribution in Bardiya, August 24-25: