Amity provides flood relief to more than 19,000 people in Nepal

Villagers are waiting for the distribution of relief supplies to start

Over the past months, the Amity Foundation provided disaster relief supplies to approximately 19,400 people in Nepal affected by the floods earlier this year. Amity worked with the long-term local partner organizations Transformation Nepal and Transform Nepal distributed in total 97000 Kg of rice, 15520 kg of lentils, 7760 pieces of tarpaulins, 3880 solar lights, 3880 hygiene kits, including soaps for washing and bathing, towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, chlorine liquid, and mosquito nets. About 3880 families in 5 municipalities benefited from the disaster relief emergency project.

Since July the monsoon season brought heavy rainfall and flash floods to Nepal and caused about 78 casualties and damage to livestock and infrastructure. On August 20, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved a grant of HKD3.009 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Nepal, provide food, tarpaulins, solar lights as well as hygiene items to the victims.

Amity staff and local volunteers preparing relief packages for distribution

Hewen, Amity's Deputy General Secretary during the project