Earthquake Aid Nepal

by Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe
Earthquake Aid Nepal

Project Report | Jul 26, 2017
Help by the reconstruction

By Michael Tuerk | Project Leader

Building materials for house construction
Building materials for house construction

The consequences of the devastating earthquakes of 25 April and 12 May 2015 are still visible in Nepal. The reconstruction projects of the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe run and show progress. So far, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has provided more than 8.2 million euros for aid in Nepal. Approximately 635,000 people have benefited from these measures.

Never before had the people in Nepal experienced a natural disaster of this magnitude: 8,500 people lost their lives and millions became homeless. 600,000 houses collapsed, 288,000 were badly damaged. Ruins and ruins dominated the picture in the villages. Fields were devastated, aftershocks and landslides worsened the situation. Many people stayed outside and did not know what to feed on.

Reconstruction of houses and drinking water supply

In 2017 370 new houses are to be built in the Kavrepalanchok district alone, in order to give around 2,000 people a new home. Each house should be approximately 43 square meters in size and can accommodate a family of five or six with a living room and two bedrooms. All houses are equipped with a private toilet. "The Nepali government is planning to rebuild their homes," says Pinar Gögkun, who oversees Nepal's projects. "This is so common in many parts of Nepal."

Seed for a new livelihood

To enable the farmers to grow again, we gave out seed for vegetables and cereals as well as agricultural equipment in the region of Dhading which lies up to 8,000 meters in the high . The first harvest has brought about 7,500 families safely through the winter. In the two districts of Sindhupachok and Dolakha, more than 16,000 small-scale farming families have received seed adapted to the climate and a tool for the new start. Foils protect the young plants. Special bags help protect the seed from moisture.

This help is only possible with your support. Thank's so much for your accompaniment of our work. Please support us furthermore with your donation.


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Project Leader:
Michael Tuerk
Corporate Fundraising Manager
Berlin , Germany

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