Heavy monsoon rains caused death and destruction in Western Nepal
(LWI) - “You came as a blessing”, said Rekha Chaudhary from Bhajani municipality in Western Nepal. She and her family were among those affected by heavy monsoon rains this fall. They have received emergency aid through the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).
Floods in Western Nepal have been a recurrent phenomenon for years. Climate change has increased the annual monsoon rains. In the lowlands rivers rise and, in the mountains, villages are in danger of landslides. Every year, hundreds die during the monsoon season.
LWF Nepal has been able to reach out to those affected and has over the last two years provided relief and recovery support to around 4,300 people in the western region.