Over 350 families reside in makeshift tents in the Chure rural municipality-based national forest areas in Kailali of Sudurpaschim Province.
The tent life is obviously not their choice, but a compulsion. The families who survived the monsoon-triggered landslides in the last two consecutive years live in tents as they await the government support for the rehabilitation.
The families are trying to beat all odds for the survival as they have been fighting for getting their very basic needs addressed. Following the landslides, they found no way but to move to Panerugadha and Taggada forest areas to spend days under makeshift tents.
According to rural municipality chair Chakra Bahadur Bogati, the Federal and Province governments have been urged to rehabilitate the affected. They have lost all their belongings including land to the disasters and they see no situation to get back to the village.
“There is no possibility for the affected to return the villages as the settlement was already devastated by the disasters.” At some locations, the land caved-in. The local government expresses its inability to seek a permanent way out to the problem as the number of displaced families is large.RSS