NC urges three tiers of govt to extend support to people affected by natural disasters

Published On: October 15, 2022 09:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Nepali Congress (NC) has urged three-tiers of government to protect the lives of people affected by natural disaster and provide relief and financial assistance. 

A meeting of the Central Work Performance Committee of the NC held on Friday directed its party members and sister organizations to involve in rescue and relief of those affected by recent floods in Karnali Province and assist them in shifting to safer places. 

The meeting also expressed grief over the incident where over three dozens of people were killed, 20 went missing and 23 were injured in Karnali Province due to incessant rainfall that occurred from October 5. 

Seven houses were completely damaged in Rukum (West), 236 in Mugu, 232 in Kalikot, 28 in Humla, 129 in Surkhet, 12 in Jajarkot, 67 in Salyan, five in Dolpa, 368 in Jumla and 271 in Dailekh districts so far due to flood and landslide. Similarly, three houses are at high risk in Rukum (West), 499 in Mugu, 435 in Kalikot, 32 in Humla, 127 in Salyan, six in Dolpa, 440 in Jumla and 236 in Dailekh districts. 

A total of 15 people have been displaced in Rukum (West), 5,282 in Mugu, 1,763 in Kalikot, 4,074 in Humla, 566 in Surkhet, 629 in Salyan, 32 in Dilpa, 1725 in Jumla, 1,720 in Dailekh and 18 in Jajarkot districts, reads a press release issued after the meeting. Extending tribute to all who lost their lives in the natural disaster, the meeting expressed condolences to the bereaved families, said NC Party Office Chief Secretary, Krishna Prasad Poudel. 


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