Earthquake Disaster in Nepal 2015
Posted: 05 May, 2015
On April 25, 2015, massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale that rocked the Himalayan nation has affected all over the country, mostly afftecting central region which includes capital city Kathmandu, and historical places like Bhaktapur, Lalitpur. More than 7,000 persons have suffered injuries after being buried under the collapsed structure.
An NEOC official estimated that more than 6.6 million people were directly affected and over one million of them rendered homeless. Most of the affected families are desperately waiting for the relief and response, although rescue efforts are under way, there were also report of lack of coordination among government agencies responsible for search and rescue operations. People from the worst hit district namely Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot, Gorkha and Dhading have complained of dealyed aid. As authorities have failed to reach many VDCs, the toll is expected to reach further.
Above 16,000 doctors, nurses and health workers are providing medical services to the injured from the hospitals and health camps. Most the hospitals are completely occupied, there are no further rooms for the casulties so the patients are transferred the open grounds where special health teams are organised for the services. Likewise, people are worried to stay inside their houses due to the uncertain of the quake believing it will return again, so nearly all of them are residing in the tents in open area.
In response to the disaster, Rotary District 3292 Nepal-Bhutan, Rotary Club of Dhulikhel coordinating with GCF-USA/CDRA Nepal , District Disaster Relief Committee-Kavre district is implementing Earthquake disaster response with basic food survival package including. 1. Rice 7 Kg, 2. Masala 3 pkts 3. Lintel 1Kg 4. Steel plate 5 pcs 5. Food grain 1 kg 6. Spoon 5 pcs 7. Salt 1 pkt 8. Plastic jug 1 pc 9. Cooking oil 1 ltr 10. Plastic bucket 1 pc 11. Beaten rice 1 Kg 12. Noodles 1 pkt
Total package cost Rs. 1,765/- now we are providing 300 set of above mentioned items to be delivered to the victims affected by recent earthquake. Rotary Club of Dhulikhel/ CDRA Nepal team is working hard to response the situation. We believe that this will support 5 members family to survive 7 days. Rotary is coordinating many international Rotary clubs to support the people in need.
Similarly, we purchased 6 set of tent and 95 meters of rubber mat to accommodate 500 post medical care patients discharged by Dhulikhel Hospital.
We thank you very much for generous support to our GCF friends and Rotary friends worldwide for your cooperation on the difficult situation.
Preparing more food package and looking for more tents to buy in Nepal markets. There is scarcity to find the goods. However, we are working with neighboring Rotary and Lions network to get things in place