Urgent Appeal for Emergency Relief Program for the Flood Victims of Nepal and Bangladesh

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The recent severe flood situation in the Ganges and Brahmaputra River basin have brought unprecedented devastation to the countries of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. The rivers are flowing over the danger level. Vast area of these localities has been inundated by water for a prolonged period, causing unlimited misery for the people. Thousands of homestead have been washed away, crops has been damaged, livestock suffered, caused injuries to innumerable people and even left behind few hundreds of people killed. People lost all their belongings and are living now under the open sky in the brink of starving.


Our YMCAs in Nepal and Bangladesh have already started working for the succour of these ill-fated people in their own localities and now have appealed to the YMCA fraternity to support them with financial aids, so that they can boost their relief efforts to minimize the misery of the flood-stricken people. At this stage they are mostly engaged in distributing food to the distressed people.


The YMCA of Nepal plans to support 20 to 30 households providing basic needs such as food, clothes and temporary shelters. Subsequently, they will move to the second phase of addressing health issues targeting 2,500 to 3000 people.


The YMCAs of Bangladesh through their 3 local YMCAs in northern part of Bangladesh are planning to support 5,000 flood victim families of districts of Bogra, Dinajpur and Birisiri. The youths of these YMCAs have been trained earlier under the Disaster Risk Reduction project and are ready to initiate the relief work. They have appealed for an amount of US$ 32,576.


Under the circumstances, we make a fervent appeal to the YMCA fraternity to support these two YMCA movements with financial support and participate in the relief work in solidarity. The details of the emergency relief program can be obtained from the APAY upon request. The fund transfer can be made to APAY bank account.