Your exclusive update from Nepal.

Thanks to you, we've reached the homes of over 900 Gurkha veterans and widows during Nepal's monsoon.

Every year, flooding and landslides devastate the country of Nepal.

Over the summer, dozens were killed and many fled their homes for higher ground following heavy monsoon rains which continue to batter much of Nepal, Bangladesh and India. The floodwaters have affected millions of people.

We do whatever we can to make sure the Gurkha veterans and widows we care for are safe. Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to get to the homes of 900 Gurkha veterans and widows so far during this monsoon.

We've been looking after Gurkha veterans and widows in Nepal for over 50 years. Back then, we

made a promise to give them the aid they needed in order for them to live their lives in dignity. Disasterous weather conditions make it harder for us to make that pledge but your continued support has been fundamental in achieving what we set out to do.

The extra hazard of rains and floods meant we desperately needed extra resources. Of the 900+ veterans and widows we were able to visit, two thirds desperately needed medicine. Thanks to you, we delivered it to them.

As the monsoon rages on in Nepal, we will do our utmost to ensure the donations you have made over the years will protect our most vulnerable veterans and widows.

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Meet the team: Dr Anil Maharjan

Dr Anil Maharjan has worked with us for just over a year. His job is to visit Gurkha veterans and widows at their homes in rural parts of Nepal to deliver medicine, check their health and refer them to local hospitals if they need to.

“I like visiting Gurkha veterans and widows at their homes because you get extra time to talk to them and hear their interesting stories. I feel like most of their stories could be made into a great movie or TV series with lots of actions and emotions.”

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“The most challenging part of my job is when I have to refer patients who live in hilly areas to secondary care hospitals. They are often reluctant to visit hospital as they need to travel a long distance. During a home visit, I met a pensioner who was having shortness of breath and was in need of urgent treatment in hospital. However, there was no nearby hospital and no ambulance service or public transportation. It took us nearly 5 hours just to find a taxi that was willing to come to that location. The nearest hospital could only be reached after 7-8 hours. As I have been working only in urban areas before I worked for GWT, this has been a real challenge.”

“I used to hate travelling and going out of my own comfort to visit new places. Most of my friends would not even bother to include me when they make plans to travel. As I need to travel quite a lot in my job, I have now visited more places in Nepal during just one year after I joined GWT than my entire life.”

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In pictures: Battling the monsoon in Nepal