Helping the Nepal Earthquake Victims
Gorkha Nuwakot Kathmandu
Start Date: 7th May, 2015
On April 25, 2015, at 11:56 am, Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was in Gorkha district. And on May 12, a major aftershock with magnitude 7.3 hit us again. This time the epicenter was on the east of Kathmandu near the Chinese border. The quake and its aftershocks, which are still stirring, have killed over 8,000 Nepali people, injured about 19,000 and have affected more than 8 million. They have also destroyed more than 300,000 houses, temples, old palaces, buildings of historical and cultural significance, schools, government and business offices and part of highways. The disaster was the deadliest in Nepal in almost a century.
The earthquake has affected two groups the most: villagers, mostly those who live far away from cities and district headquarters in villages which take several days to reach on foot, and children. Because of difficult landscape, many villagers haven’t either received relief supplies at all or have received in a very low quantity. They live in fear and great difficulty as the aftershocks haven’t stopped coming and monsoon is approaching. With monsoon, there will be landslides. And the children have not only lost their houses but also schools which provide a safe place to study, learn and play. UNICEF reports nearly 2 million children are in need of assistance and about 1 million can’t return back to schools as they are damaged.
Crafty care Nepal has already working in Gorkha and Nuwakot to achieve improvement in education and health and to develop living condition. So, our first priority is Gorkha and Nuwakot people and the children.
To help the victims of earthquake, to do our part in rebuilding our country, we have focused our attention in three areas:
1. Distribution of immediate relief supplies like food, drinking water, tents and medicine
2. Rebuilding the damaged houses
3. Rebuilding the damaged schools