Devastating monsoon rains and landslides have displaced thousands of people across southeastern Nepal. At least 120 people have died since the rains began last week.
Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground to deliver and operate two water treatment kits that will provide clean water to families in desperate need. Each unit will filter about 38,000 liters of water daily, sufficient for 2,500 people.
Our teams are also assessing other ways to meet urgent needs.
“Please pray for Nepal. The flooding is the worst in the last 10-15 years and is affecting some of Nepal’s more heavily populated districts,” said Matt Cain, Samaritan’s Purse regional director.
Flooding has occurred in at least 26 of Nepal’s 75 districts, and access to these areas is extremely difficult due to road closures. A disrupted transportation system also prevents Nepalis from traveling to hospitals or medical clinics.
The heavy rains have destroyed rice crops in southern Nepal and killed a large number of livestock. Displaced families are living in temporary shelters and struggling to find dry, safe places to take refuge.
“We are living in unhygienic conditions,” said Gajendra Gupta, who lives in the especially hard-hit Mahottari District. “In such situations, communicable diseases like eye irritation, fever, diarrhea, and dysentery can affect people. We fear that this might break out into an epidemic.”
Please pray for the people of Nepal. Pray for our staff as they meet physical needs and share God’s love with hurting people.
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