France pro­vides hu­man­i­tar­ian aid

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The French Gov­ern­ment has pro­vided a hu­man­i­tar­ian aid of Eu­ros one hun­dred thou­sand to Hand­i­cap In­ter­na­tional/Nepal (HI) for the vic­tims of the 2017 floods in Tarai.

For the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the aid, HI will tar­get the fam­i­lies that are the most vul­ner­a­ble such as per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties. HI will use the aid to cater the im­me­di­ate needs of the af­fected peo­ple in Tarai and the fam­i­lies that have been dis­placed. The tar­geted districts are Banke and Dang. Some of the prin­ci­ple ac­tiv­i­ties are to pro­vide es­sen­tial non­food items such as tar­pau­lin, mos­quito net, bed, blan­ket, cloths, and or­ga­nize health and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion camps in­clud­ing re­fer­rals that of­fer, amongst oth­ers, phys­io­ther­apy and ses­sions of ki­ne­sio­ther­apy. Schemes such as “Cash for Work” would also be im­ple­mented. As for the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, about 700 fam­i­lies (3,500 per­sons) would re­ceive non­food item kits, about 400 peo­ple would ben­e­fit from health and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion camps, about 600 vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple would re­ceive psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port to over­come the trauma caused by the catas­tro­phe, and about 300 wounded would re­ceive func­tional re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion sup­port. French Am­bas­sador Yves Car­mona said, “France, as a true friend, stands along­side Nepal to sup­port the gov­ern­ment and help the Nepali peo­ple af­fected by the floods. As the peo­ple with dis­abil­ity are the most vul­ner­a­ble dur­ing dif­fi­cult times, we will be work­ing with Hand­i­cap In­ter­na­tional, a French INGO well-known in its do­main, to help those af­fected sur­mount this catas­tro­phe." Coun­try Di­rec­tor of Hand­i­cap In­ter­na­tional/Nepal, Willy Ber­gogne, said, “The sup­port from France and the French Em­bassy will be cru­cial in en­sur­ing that peo­ple with dis­abil­ity and vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion of Banke and Dang ben­e­fit from ad­e­quate sup­port fol­low­ing the floods that af­fected the south­ern part of Nepal.” Ear­lier, the French gov­ern­ment had pro­vided Eu­ros 200,000 to UNICEF/Nepal for the man­age­ment of acute mal­nu­tri­tion in 18 flood-af­fected districts. Af­ter the aid to HI, the to­tal French aid for Nepal for the flood af­fected districts amounts to Eu­ros 300,000.

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