Rebuild Nepal Foundation

Catherine Capon







Rebuild Nepal Foundation Projects

On the 25th April 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal near the city of Kathmandu. The quake was followed by two major aftershocks and hundreds of minor shocks. According to official statistics more than 8,600 people have died and more than 22,000 people have sustained injuries. Hundreds of thousands of houses have been devastated or destroyed or partially damaged leaving thousands of families homeless and stranded. While the people in the affected areas are struggling to return to their normal lives, several minor aftershocks continue to shake the country. Although these shockwaves are measured between 4 to 5 on the Richter Scale people are scared to go back to their homes and start normal live.

The government of Nepal is trying hard to deliver relief materials to the needy families. Food items and tents are being supplied by the government and aid agencies in some places but people in the remote areas have not received anything. We are approaching Monsoon season which will certainly worsen the post-earthquake situation if the affected families are left on their own. The government of Nepal has announced rehab packages, including cash support for families to purchase corrugated Zinc roofs to build a shelter, as well as their plan to rebuild the country. But it may be too late if we only depend on these plans. Most of the families need physical as well as psychological support in order to build the shelter that will keep them safe and dry from the monsoon.

We have teamed up with the Rebuild Nepal Foundation to lend a helping hand to help get such a culturally significant and influential country get back on their feet. We urge volunteers from around the world to come and help rebuild Nepal! This initiative will be carried out in close coordination with the local people and local bodies in the affected areas substantiating the efforts of the government, local bodies and other aid agencies.

This initiative requires skilled and semi-skilled volunteers from abroad, who can provide technical and manual assistance to build shelters using the local resources, provide health, safety and sanitation advices and post-disaster consultations. Let's band together to help rebuild Nepal!

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