PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – More than 4,300 animals have been treated in northeastern Haiti at mobile clinics set up by Heifer International and the Ministry of Agriculture in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Teams are preparing to care for more livestock as Hurricane Maria threatens the country.
Natural disasters can be just as hard on livestock as they are on people, and many animals have been left injured, stressed or infected with parasites after the storm.
KATHMANDU, Nepal – Working with local governments and farmers’ cooperatives, Heifer International has provided relief supplies to 11,000 families recovering from flooding that has ravaged Nepal’s biggest food-producing region.
The monsoon rains have submerged about 80 percent of the nation’s southern agricultural belt, washing away livestock and the recently planted rice crop. The flooding has affected more than 21,000 farming families that Heifer works with in the region.
Severe flooding is devastating Nepal’s main food-producing region, swamping farm fields, sweeping away thousands of livestock and displacing families. The disaster is threatening to cause a serious food shortage in the South Asian nation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 27, 2016) – Heifer Nepal is assessing damage to project sites in Midwestern Nepal after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides and flooding there. The flooding comes just a little more than a year after the country experienced its largest earthquake in 80 years.
Heifer International is one of six development organizations featured in the Hilton Prize Coalition documentary, “On Shifting Ground.” The film highlights disaster relief efforts following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The earthquake and aftershocks killed more than 8,000 people and injured nearly 21,000.