As if the casualties are enough, Nepal encountered with serious flood from Jhapa (east) to Bardiya (west) along with Terai or Southern border with India, in between August 12-15, 2017. As like Earthquake, neither the government nor the other actors really prepared for the disaster response. The sorrow, pain, suffering was airing via social media and news. But there was no significant presence except the police and army who were busy in saving lives or crisis management.
I didn’t see any presence of major political parties nor major political parties who are claiming that they are fighting for right for Madhesh, nor any organizations who worked in Terai and Disaster.
Action Works Nepal team has already on sport. I liked to go myself to assess the situation for coming up with innovative strategies where I have two objectives; i) HOPE: for the victims. Actions are louder than words. Everyone called for peace but when the time come no one ready for action so I determined to go even without having fund and team, ii) jealousy or role model: Jealousy could be negative word. Indeed, I wanted to encourage or inspire the Kathmandu and hill origin organization to go for support. I had only NPR 40,000 which was donated by Students from Florida University via Anila, 10,000 from Mona Shrestha and NPR 20,000 from my royalty of book ‘Khalangama Hamala’. But I bought the materials about NPR 150,000 in credit with the help of GyanRatna Maharajan, President of X-Pose Nepal and went to Siraha by representation Radha Paudel Foundation (RPF). I got very warm welcome while travelling through Bhaktapur Sinduli Bardibas and Siraha in police check post. I had showed the book which was kept on cabin of Truck to get approval from security. I really thanked to everyone who supported for this support.
The details data will share later. The local peace maker promised to sent it because they lead the process where I had guide the ways as I had done and learned from Earthquake 2015 and Flood 2016.