In the eastern city of Biratnagar, the airport was closed after the runway was submerged under more than half a meter (2 feet) of water. The physical infrastructure like highways, bridges, roads etc has been swiped away which complicated the rescue operations. The Government does not seem proactive in this horrific situation. And there is a fear that Nepal could face food shortages due to crop losses because Terai region is considered to be the breadbasket of the country. And this disaster came at the worst time for the farmers as they just planted their rice crop.
Do you know? A child was killed by a flood and the father of a child left his child on the water as a funeral because he could not find a dry place. You can now imagine how worse the situation is there.
After knowing all these facts, we can now conclude Terai people need following:
1. They need emergency support
2. They need food, warm clothes/blankets, and temporary shelter.
3. They need a first aid/medical treatment to avoid any possible contagious diseases like cholera, diarrhea etc
4. They need rigorous rescue operation
On behalf of NSCSP (Nepali Speaking Christian Students Professionals), we would like to request you all to keep flood victims in your prayers. May God comfort the families who lost their loved ones. May God save them from any uncertainties. Please pray for the women, infants, mothers and old people who are forced to stay in rain, with no food and shelter. Please pray Nepal could recover from this situation soon. Please pray for all rescue and relief organization, local churches, brothers, and sisters affected by this devastating flood. Please pray for the generous heart for this humanitarian works. 100% of the collection will directly go to the flood victims in Nepal. It is our goal that we maintain the transparency of the expenses throughout this process. We continue to look for a suitable organization in Nepal so that we can disburse all your contributions. NSCSP President Mr. Ashok Ghimire himself will be heading to Nepal end of August and will be working with trusted local organizations to ease this process.
Please also forward this post to your friends, churches, local charities, non-profit organizations for prayer.
May God Bless You All God’s People.
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Update Sept 14, 2017:
Please be notified that the total donation received till date will be initially withdrawn to the bank account of campaign organizer named 'Suraj Shilpakar' residing in Wheaton, IL.
Please be notified that we have already initiated to work with NBCBS (www.nbcbs.org.np), a local christian organzation in Nepal. All the donations will be disbursed to this organization. Nepal Bishwabidyalaya Christiya Bidhyarthi Sangati (NBCBS) is a fellowship of Nepalese Christian students and graduates who have been active on the campuses/colleges in Nepal since 1979 and function as an extended missionary arm of the local church into the campuses and high schools. We will be utilizing their channels to continue the relief effort for the flood victims.
We will keep you all posted for further updates.
Thanks and God Bless You!!
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