Help families and communities rebuild their lives
Getting help to people as soon as disaster strikes
The geography of Nepal makes it prone to unpredictable disasters - earthquakes, floods and landslides. People may lose homes, livelihoods, or loved ones.
So, when the worst happens, we want to be able to respond quickly 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 straight away.
EXAMPLES OF HOW DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS HAVE HELPED
Helping people rebuild their lives
Nepal's geography makes it prone to unpredictable disasters -earthquakes, floods and landslides. So, when the worst happens, we want to be able to respond quickly 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 straight away.
In a remote part of Kapilvastu 15 families [88 people], lost their homes in a fire. They not only lost the roofs over their heads but also their food, clothing, cooking equipment, and money. INF stepped in. Staff replaced the supplies lost in the disaster. INF/UK was able to commit to funding whatever help was needed, from the Disaster Relief Fund.
Severe monsoon rains caused flooding across many parts of Nepal including areas where there are INF projects. Dozens of people were killed and thousands left homeless. INF's disaster response team coordinated with the Nepal Government and local Christian organisations to provide emergency relief, including food for over 600 families.
A large landslide devastated villages in the area of Lumle, a few miles north of Pokhara. Many homes were swept away and at least 30 people were killed. INF worked in partnership with a local church organisation, which helped with searching for bodies. Paths were rebuilt so that children can return to school and materials provided to strengthen the hills and river banks.
Landslides in the Pokhara valley killed four people, destroyed family homes, took down electricity supplies, and left some areas flooded. Funded by our Disaster Relief Fund, local churches worked together to provide practical help and support. Families temporarily sheltered in community centres and churches received food and blankets.
A massive earthquake shook Nepal, killing thousands of people and causing devastation across large parts of the country. Within a few hours, INF had flown doctors into the affected regions. But it was clear that long term help would be needed. Over the past two years INF has funded the rebuilding of homes and health posts, as well as providing emergency relief supplies.
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.
Through training and equipping, the Disaster Relief Fund also helps communities to be better prepared to face future disasters.