Emergency Flood Relief

Heavy rainfall has triggered flash floods and landslides across Nepal, Bangladesh and Northern India.

People affected by leprosy have been caught up in this disaster and are among the most vulnerable to its effects.

You can give immediate relief to families and communities which have been devastated by these floods.

Nepal

More than 70 people have been killed with others still missing, the entire community of the southern plain in Nepal has been severely affected. Continuous rainfall has adversely affected the rescue effort by the army, police and volunteers.

Floods and landslides have also affected The Leprosy Mission Nepal’s activities across the region. Thousands of families have been displaced. Among them, at least 400 hundred cooperative members in Rautahat and 300 in Chitwan, that are directly associated with a TLM Nepal livelihood project, have lost their houses. People affected by leprosy and members of our affiliate organization IDEA Nepal are some of the other victims of this disaster.

There is an ongoing threat to the wider area of more flooding and landslides.

As soon as they can gain access to the area, and with your help, The Leprosy Mission Nepal will deliver vital relief packages to families who have lost everything to the floods. In the immediate aftermath of the flood and landslides, safe shelter, medicine and food supplies to individuals and communities are the first priority.

A relief package for a family to meet these immediate needs costs just £38, or give whatever you are able to help.

Will you give to help a family who have lost everything?

Bangladesh

DBLM Hospital, one of very few specialist leprosy hospitals in the country, is under water, as is much of the surrounding area.

It is too early to assess the scale of the damage to the hospital or to the homes and livelihoods of people nearby.

They expect the flooding to spread south through the country as the peak of the water heads towards the sea. Many more families and communities face severe flooding in the coming days.

Please give so that the team in Bangladesh are able to respond quickly, where and when they are needed.

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15th Aug 2017

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