Nepal Earthquake Response: Food pack distribution for 500 families in a mountainous region
As Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD)'s secretariat, Civic Force and Peace Winds Japan’s joint mission, in parallel with medical support, continued to distribute relief goods on May 6th.
In order to efficiently deliver the ration packs, we collaborated beyond sectoral borders with the government, businesses and NGOs and cooperated with local volunteers as well as a Japanese company manufacturing goods in Nepal.
In Khubinde village located within Sindapalchowk district, it is believed that approximately 95% of the houses have been partially or completely destroyed. Following the distribution of 200 ration packs last May 2nd, the joint team loaded 9 vehicles with relief goods, and provided packs each containing 25 kilos of rice, 1 liter of cooking oil, 4 kilos of lentils, and 1 kilo of salt to 500 affected households.
Chihiro Taguchi, Manager for Nepal of Motherhouse, Ltd. (CEO Eriko Yamaguchi), which provided space for the repacking or relief goods, as well as prominent Nepalese social activist Susmita Maskey also supported our team in today’s distribution. Ms. Taniguchi says “It is the first time for me to collaborate with an NGO and participate in the distribution of relief goods. I was impressed at the fact that the goods were delivered to the affected through a number of steps.”
Through the support of many, we were able to provide relief to those in the remote areas. However, because of the severity of the damage last month’s earthquake has caused, there is still a huge number of people who require aid. One of the local resident who lost her daughter in law in the earthquake expressed sadly “My daughter in law was trapped under the rubble. My two grandchildren left are still young and they won’t understand that their mother has died. We have lost everything.”
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