Helping families and communities rebuild their lives
The very nature of disasters mean they can’t be predicted. When the worst happens, we want to be able to respond as quickly as possible to help people in need.
The Disaster Relief Fund enables INF and our partners in Nepal to save precious time and get help where it’s most needed as soon as possible – whether or not disasters make the international news.
Your support can help get emergency relief and supplies to families and communities, whether that’s food, shelter or medical care. But our help doesn’t stop there. Often it takes a long time for communities to rebuild, and INF is committed to walking with people every step of the way. Your support makes the vital long-term rehabilitation work possible. INF works in areas for as long as is needed to see individuals and families living safe and healthy lives.
Unfortunately, Nepal's geography makes it prone to hazardous events like earthquakes, floods and landslides. Through training and equipping, the Disaster Relief Fund also helps communities to be better prepared to face future disasters.
HOW FUNDS HAVE RECENTLY HELPED
In January, snowstorms in Gorkha affected families who are still living in temporary shelters because of the earthquakes in 2015. Your support meant our partner Asal Chhimekee Nepal [ACN] were able to provide hundreds of families with warm clothing and blankets to protect them against the cold.
In mid-November 2015, a fire in Kapilvastu district almost completely destroyed the homes of 15 families from Pratapnagar village. They lost their homes, food stores, clothes and other possessions. Disaster Relief Funds bought construction materials for families in the village to rebuild their homes.