China partners with UNDP to aid flood victims

January 12, 2018 02:03 AM Republica


KATHMANDU, Jan 12: China has partnered with UNDP Nepal to provide US$ 4 million to support recovery efforts in the tarai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history. 

According to a press statement issued by UNDP Nepal on Thursday, the assistance provided under the framework of the Chinese South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund will reach 31,800 households in Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat and Parsa districts of Provinces 1 and 2.

This assistancecomes in response to the extensive damage and displacement caused by the 2017 floods in the country's south. 

"The project funded by China and implemented by UNDP will work in close coordination with the Government of Nepal's Flood Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project housed under the National Reconstruction Authority through which the recovery package was finalized and beneficiary households were identified," the statement further said. 

The project will collaborate with newly elected governments in carrying out the distribution of a package of non-food items, which includes shawls, blankets, cooking utensils, an insecticide-treated bed net, a clean cooking stove, a water filter and hygiene kits. 

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