Press release - Nepal: day labourers need support

Aid for 5,000 families after Nepal earthquake

Distribution of blankets, tarpaulins and food in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk and Dhading

2,000 blankets and tarpaulins are loaded for distribution in Sindhupalchowk.
2,000 blankets and tarpaulins are loaded for distribution in Sindhupalchowk.
The roads are getting worse: the emergency relief aid need to be offloaded to smaller vehicles.
The roads are getting worse: the emergency relief aid need to be offloaded to smaller vehicles.

(06/05/2015) Even ten days on after the disastrous earthquake in nepal it is still difficult to reach the remote villages in the mountains. “On our way toSindhupalchowk district we had to offload supplies from trucks on to smaller vehicles so that we were able to continue”, says Jürgen Mika, Welthungerhilfe emergency aid coordinator. “Without the knowledge and expertise of our local partners we wouldn’t be able to reach the people in need at all.”

In the area around Sindhupalchowk, north east of the capital Kathmandu, 2,000 families receive blankets and tarpaulins.These serve as temporary shelter and particularly as protection against the rains, because many people are still having to sleep outdoors. In the district of Dhading, where the devastation and need for aid is especially large, food parcels are distributed to 2,000 families. The packages contain rice, lentils, oil, and salt and ensure a twelve-day supply for people in need.

In the greater Kathmandu area, Welthungerhilfe is focusing on supporting day labourers. Here, 1,000 families are receiving parcels with staple foods. In the wake of the earthquake the local economy has completely collapsed and, with it, the daily income opportunities for hundreds of thousands of day labourers. They have no financial reserves and for ten days have had no wages to provide for their families

 

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Reference: Nothilfe Nepal


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Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private aid organisations in Germany. It provides aid from a single source: from fast disaster relief and reconstruction to long-term development cooperation projects with local partner organisations, according to the principle of help for self-help. Since its foundation in 1962, more than 7,350 projects in 70 countries have been supported with 2.66 billion Euro – for a world without hunger and poverty.

 

 

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