Bridge to Nepal Blog

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flood Relief Updates for PremNagar and Simrahine

Since the last two majors floods in August and October, relief aid has been distributed to more than six hundreds forty four families in PremNagar, Simrahine and other effected villages.

The Saipur school in Simrahine had lost their building, furniture and all supplies and was closed for almost two months. Madan and the church at Tikapur have been helping to get that school up and running in temporary facilities. They have provided tents, bamboo sticks, plastic mats, four black boards and basic school supplies. The school is currently teaching 120 students.

The temporary location of the Saipur school in Simrahine

The government has settled more than five hundreds flood affected families on a plantation area near Tikapur, but clean drinking water is scarce. Many people are drinking dirty water right from the river, and getting sick. We are planning to give them some hand pumps so they can try to access safer drinking water.
Hundreds of flood victims are relocated in a government camp near Tikapur

Through the relief efforts, the flood victims have seen the practical love of God expressed to them by the Tikapur church. As a result, there are now two new house fellowships in the flood affected areas.
A medical camp is planned in PremNagar and Simrahine for after Christmas.