Nepal: UN to provide emergency food for 60,000 flood victims for three months
"In response to the Government's request for humanitarian assistance, we are making available an initial $500,000 for procurement of immediate food assistance."
- Richard Ragan, UN representative
The Eastern Terai, Nepal - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is sending up to three months worth of emergency rations to some 60,000 flood victims in Nepal after incessant rains over the past three weeks wrought havoc across the Himalayan country.
UN agencies are already providing water purification tablets and of oral rehydration salts as well as tarpaulins, water buckets and blankets, while UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) helicopters have flown in rescue teams from the Nepal Army, police and Red Cross.