Worst Flash Flooding in 15 Years Devastates Nepal
August 25, 2017
A little more than two years since the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, another disaster has hit the country. The heaviest rains in 15 years are causing severe floods and landslides in many parts of Nepal, including under-resourced areas in which World Education operates. 140 people have died, more than 90,000 families have been displaced due to destroyed or damaged homes, and an estimated 6 million people may be affected. Many are left without food and shelter and remain vulnerable to waterborne diseases.
As in the aftermath of the earthquakes, World Education is working with local partners to help those who are suffering the most. Since 2015, World Education has supported more than 250,000 students and helped 5,000 families recover livelihoods to rebuild homes. With deep expertise in livelihoods development, microfinance, and ensuring children continue to learn, World Education's disaster response strategy goes beyond short-term relief to help families resurrect lost livelihoods and rebuild their lives.
Act now to help people in Nepal who have lost everything in the floods. To donate, please visit donate.worlded.org and identify that you would like to donate specifically to 'Nepal flooding.’