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by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
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A team of ECCA Staff and volunteers (total 4) were dispatched to distribute relief materials (tarpaulin for shelter and shovel, spade, saw, helmet, hammer to remove debris & salvage belongings from inside the damaged house) in Mirge VDC of Dolkha District on 12th May 2015. During their travelling, the 2nd big earthquake (of 7.3 magnitude) hit with an epicenter in Dolkha. After the relief distribution, fortunately, our team returned safe from the trip (the next day). The detail experience of the trip was provided in the previous report.

Please find the video of the trip in the youtube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmtZN5YFxy0 

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As per the plan to distribute relief materials to the people of Mirge VDC of Dolkha District (one of the badly affected area), a team of 4 ECCA staffs and volunteers (Bipin Shrestha, Sambhu Maharjan, Bipin Dahal and Ashish Maharjan) headed to Dolkha early morning on 12th May 2015. On their way to Mirge, at 12:50 pm, another big earthquake of 7.3 magnitude striked (making Dolkha as the epicenter …. the same area where they were headed to).

The road cracked at many places, and landslides occurred at many locations along the highway. All the local markets along the highway were destroyed. Worried about their safety, the team was immediately informed to return to Kathmandu (they had travelled half the way). However, as they were determined to distribute the relief materials, they proceeded ahead, removing the boulders on the road (which had fallen from the hill slopes) and pushing their loaded vehicle where required. Due to the harsh condition, they could not reach the destination that day and had to spend the night by the side of the road (some slept inside a tent and some slept inside the vehicle they were travelling in). Rising early the next day (at 5am), they continued their trip and reached Mirge around 11am. After distributing the relief materials (tarpaulin for shelter and shovel, spade, saw, helmet, hammer to remove debris & salvage belongings from inside the damaged house), they returned back on 13th May to reach ECCA Office at 10pm.

Bipin Shrestha, Team Leader and ECCA Program Officer writes in his facebook page “After the quake, everybody called and told to return. But, the worry of 710 families for whom I and my friends are taking the relief materials pulled me”. He further adds “Upon distributing the relief material, one aged women blessed me by placing her palm on my head. It helped me to forget all my hardships and blissful tears came to me eyes.”

We are very proud of you all.

HATS-OFF to you all for your courage and deeds.

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Collapsed house in Nuwakot
Collapsed house in Nuwakot

A team of ECCA volunteers, in coordination with a local person from Dhohini, Nuwakot District made their way to the rural village with relief materials in the early morning of May 9th, 2015. The food ration consisting of a sack of rice, salt, lentils, oil and sugar along with tarpaulins for temporary shelter were delivered to the village, where almost all the old houses have collapsed due to the earthquake.

“People are living in cowsheds & open areas with very harsh life condition”, Ashish Maharjan, a volunteer who made the trip reported. “They cannot enter their houses and it’s the same in all neighboring villages.” People are drinking water directly from the source and were unaware of the health hazards that it might create in their health. He suggested filtering the murky water with a muslin cloth and using chlorine solution for removing pathogens, which the villagers promised to oblige.

The villagers were very happy to receive the relief materials. Moreover, the villagers from the neighboring village also gathered, hoping to get some share of the materials. They were also provided some materials.

Ashish voiced his happiness and satisfaction over being able to help the victims but seemed to be bothered by the fact that not all the villagers were able to get their satisfied share, while some received surplus.

This trip to a village in Trisuli, Nuwakot was initiated as per the request of the local villagers. Many more relief activities are being conducted based on the request of the local villagers. This ensures that the relief materials reach the villages.

Thank you for your support. Your generous donations are extremely valued.

Please follow us at   http://eccablogs.wordpress.com/   and  like our facebook page to get updates. We also look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works.

Thank you & Regards,

Palistha Shrestha

Make-shift shed built by the villagers
Make-shift shed built by the villagers
Distributing relief materials
Distributing relief materials
Locals carry away their share of food materials
Locals carry away their share of food materials
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Camp site
Camp site

Sindhupalchowk district has reported the highest number of death toll till date. ECCA conducted 2 medical camps at Chautara municipality of Sindhupalchowk district on 5th May, 2015. The medical team was divided into 2 groups and deployed in ward number 2 and 7 of Chautara municipality where 182 villagers were examined. The medical team consisted of 4 doctors, 2 nurses, ECCA staff and ECCA volunteers.

Again, ECCA organized two-days long health camps starting on the 6th and ending on the 7th of May, 2015, covering two villages in Sindhupalchowk. One health camp was set up at the Norboling Manichaur Lower Secondary School, Kharka at Kiul V.D.C. and another health camp was set-up at Palamarang V.D.C. Altogether, 223 villagers were examined. Cases of diarrhea, acute respiratory infections, fractures and injuries were treated in the camp.

Thank you for your support. Your generous donations are extremely valued.

Please follow us at   http://eccablogs.wordpress.com/   and  like our facebook page to get updates. We also look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works.

Thank you & Regards,

Palistha Shrestha

health check-up
health check-up
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Distributed self help kits
Distributed self help kits

Damage and need assessment was done in different villages of Lalitpur and Kavre districts. Self Help kits were distributed that contained helmets, wheel barrows, shovels, ropes and other tools essential to dismantle and manage the damaged houses in Khwokana, Bungmati and Dalchowki (south Lalitpur) as per the results of the need assessment.

Further assessments were conducted in Lamidanda, Keraghari and villages of Panchkhal area. The assessment concluded that there is a high need for such tools to restart the reconstruction of the houses damaged by the earthquake.

Fifty tents were provided in Badaal Gaun, Kavre and coordination is being done with ICIMOD and other international / national agencies. After identifying the urgently needed families, in the first phase, 17 tents were distributed in Dalchowki.

Thank you for your support. Your generous donations are extremely valued.

Please follow us at   http://eccablogs.wordpress.com/   and  like our facebook page to get updates. We also look forward towards your valuable suggestions and comments regarding our works.

Thank you & Regards,

Palistha Shrestha

tent provided to the earthquake affected families
tent provided to the earthquake affected families
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Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
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Prachet Kumar Shrestha
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