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Nepal: HI provides emergency care to tornado victims

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Nepal

HI is providing emergency rehabilitation care to the victims of the tornado that struck southern Nepal on 31st March 2019.

Emergency rehabilitation cares conducted by HI, in collaboration with its partners, for tornado victims which hit Nepal on 31st of March

Emergency rehabilitation cares conducted by HI, in collaboration with its partners, for tornado victims which hit Nepal on 31st of March | © HI

More than 600 people affected

Tearing down trees and destroying houses, a violent tornado struck Bara and Parsa districts in southern Nepal on the 31st of March 2019, killing nearly 30 people and injuring more than 600 others. More than 1,500 households were affected.

To support the victims of the storm, HI is distributing crutches, wheelchairs and walking aids and providing emergency rehabilitation care those injured in the two affected districts. These activities are conducted in collaboration  with HI's partner rehabilitation center, the National Disabled Fund and Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA).

"Our priority is to provide appropriate rehabilitation care to the injured in order to prevent them from developing a long-term disability, and to enable them to regain their quality of life,"

explains Willy Bergogne, Director of HI Nepal.

Emergency interventions

HI has been active in Nepal for 18 years and regularly responds to natural disasters (earthquakes, floods). The organisation carried out an emergency response to help the victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. HI also carries out activities related to inclusive education, physical rehabilitation and professional inclusion of vulnerable and disabled people.

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