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Winter in Nepal: Handicap International assisting the most vulnerable families

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Nepal

Handicap International has distributed winter kits containing clothes, mattresses and blankets to vulnerable families in Nepal who lost everything in the earthquake of April 2015. Ten months after, the organisation continues to supply aid to victims of the disaster.

More than 1600 winterization kits have been supported to more than 1600 most vulnerable families affected by the earthquake in underserved communities in Kavre district. | © Handicap International

In December 2015 and January 2016, Handicap International distributed more than 1,700 winter kits to over 1,600 families from isolated communities in the district of Kavre, east of Kathmandu, who lost everything in the earthquake of April 2015. Designed to help them cope with the freezing temperatures, the kits contain warm clothes, blankets, foam mattresses, sheets and rope.

Handicap International also organised1 a national Master’s training programme and training courses on managing injuries and traumas in 14 districts affected by the earthquake. More than 400 medical staff, including doctors, nurses and social workers, learned how to prevent secondary complications in patients with injuries. The organisation also conducts rehabilitation and natural disaster risk management activities in Nepal.

 


1In collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Population.

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