Nepal Earthquake #1YearOn

by Our Sansar
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Our bamboo houses
Our bamboo houses

Our Sansar team have been very busy in our relief efforts since the terrible earthquake in Nepal. After initial support in Dhading and Gorkha, and coordination with the government, we have opened a transit home in Dhadingbesi - the main city in the Dhading district. 

We were fortunate to get free and lovely land from the government for the project and also bamboo houses built for us by one company free of charge. Before the houses got built the children were being housed in tents. The children will be staying at the bamboo houses for a short time in which they will receive care, counselling, extra curricular activities, education and most importantly, a loving home. At the moment, we can house 35 children at any one time, but we are planning to expand it and to house 50 children. We are trying to link children wherever possible with their families once the families are able to take them back. As a result of the earthquake, there are more than 100 orphans in the district and we are trying to liaise with their extended families and communities to provide them with a good, permanent home - in cases where this is not possible, these children will be sent to good orphanages and to our children's home in Birgunj. 

The government in Dhading has been wonderful and really caring so we are implementing the project directly, with their support and monitoring. No other organisation in the region is providing this service so we feel very welcome by the community. 

We will also be providing training to local teachers shortly and classes for poorer communities so that we can help maximum amount of people in the area. 

Our home is in the city, however our children come from various villages in the District that have been almost completely damaged in the earthquake. To bring children from some of these villages, our staff have to walk for a day or two as no transport can get there. The monsoon is starting now so we are working very hard to help as many children as possible from those villages - before they get completely cut off from the rest of the world because of the muddy roads and landslides.

We are very grateful to all of our supporters for the great help - without you, we wouldn't be able to do so much. As a small charity working closely with the communities, we are able to reach places that sometimes might be quite difficult to access for the organisations not usually working in Nepal. Due to our local contacts and the fact that we are all volunteers in the UK, we are able to keep our costs down massively, ensuring that 100% of donations raised is going directly to the children affected by the earthquake. 

We will be publishing photos and stories of all the children shortly so please keep checking our website. 

A huge thank you again to all those that have been so supportive during this very difficult period. 

 

Julia

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Dhading villages
Dhading villages

After consultation with the Nepalese authorities and other NGOs, including CWIN and Red Cross, we identified the largest need for relief assistance to be in the Dhading district, near the epicentre. Before the earthquake, within 16 villages in that area, there were about 5000 houses – now there are 20-30. We are also assisting communities in the Nuwakot area - one the of the worst affected areas during the earthquake.

It has been raining since the earthquake and most people in villages couldn’t get shelter or food, and no assistance has been available to them so far.

The amount of people injured, or worse, is still unknown. So far almost 200 bodies have been recovered from that area but the number is likely to rise significantly. The aid is starting to reach some of the villages in Ghorka and Dhading from today. We are getting supplies including tents and blankets, and together with CWIN are transporting these to the villages that desperately need them.

The villages that we will be getting the aid to are within these 6 VDCs (Village Development Committees – each VDC usually consists of 2-3 villages): Phulkharka, Mulpani, Gumdi, Slyankot, Jyamrung, Tripureshwor

We have also uploaded the names of the places that we are assiting on the Kathmandu Living Labs website so that anyone from the area can contact Our Sansar staff with up to date information and request for assistance. http://kathmandulivinglabs.org/earthquake/reports/view/413

We hope to be able to assist as many people as possible in that region where some of the villages are very difficult to reach. We will be posting updates as the work progresses.

Dhading Villages
Dhading Villages

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Location: Brighton, Sussex - United Kingdom
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Rajesh Kalhan
Brighton, Sussex United Kingdom

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