During the summer of 2017, severe monsoon rains caused extensive flooding and landslides in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, affecting an estimated 24 million people. In Nepal, hundreds of villages were flooded, 90,000 homes have been destroyed, and 150 people have died. Along with the current difficulties in accessing food, shelter, and clean water, there is concern that the country may experience severe food shortages due to destroyed crops. Affected populations are also at risk for waterborne and mosquito-borne diseases.
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) arrived in Nepal shortly after the April 2015 earthquake, and we continue to provide relief, medical, and educational support in several regions of the country. RMF Nepal’s flood relief efforts are concentrated in the southern district of Rautahat. We are partnering with a local NGO, BHORE, to provide flood relief to families most affected in the region.