Standing together during times of difficulties

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Standing together during times of difficulties

Families residing in the Terai and hilly areas of Nepal, whose livelihood depends on agriculture, often face relocation due to natural disasters such as floods and landslides. While the government offers a relief package, after the initial rescue operations, these households are left to fend for themselves leading to an increase in poverty. Women, children, disabled individuals and the elderly are the most affected groups during any disaster, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disaster management should not just focus on providing relief materials but also take into account the importance of mental health. The Tarangini Foundation, a feminist organization, offers psychosocial support and counseling to women impacted by disasters. They have recently provided assistance to families affected by the flood and landslide in the Melamchi and Helambu areas of Sindupalchowk, with the support of another feminist organization, WOREC, and Friends from AEIN Luxembourg. A team of 10 counselors and public health personnel have joined forces to provide support to the needy, despite the challenges of reaching the affected area.

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