posted by Judy Gray, with information from Suresh Shrestha
Suresh has continued to update us with information about the situation in the Ramechhap area and the immediate needs of the people.
Here is what Suresh says:
“The victims need the tent & rice for immediate relief. The demand of tent is very high due to massive damages of households all over, but the supply is very limited. Therefore, the government is also unable provide enough tent/tarpaulin.”
Suresh has let us know the costs of a reasonable quality tent/tarpaulin ($50 Can.) and a 50 kg. bag of rice ($25 Can.). A donation of $75 Can. would be sufficient to cover the immediate needs of a family.
Suresh’ email continues with this information: “The government people has just started to visit villages to collect the data on the conditions of damaged houses (completely and partially) so that the relief can be provide accordingly. There was meeting of District Disaster Relief Committee headed by the Chief District Officer including all political parties. It is expected that over 90% households (over 45,000 households) have been completely and partially damaged in Ramechhap. Over 75% households have been completely damaged, where people can not live. The victims can not rebuild their houses before the monsoon. About 3,000 tents have been arrived in Manthali by the local government. The local government is also unable to provide sufficient tent to all the victims. The victims are getting very angry, but it also beyond the control of the government. The tent will not last longer. It will take times for their resettlement. Therefore, the victims need regular relief for accommodation and food for livelihood for many times.”
We, at World Neighbours Canada, encourage you to donate as soon as possible, if you are able, in order that the funds can be wired to TSS ( Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti ), a local community development organization based in Ramechhap, and the supplies bought and delivered to people in the villages.