Nepal Earthquake Relief Help (Targeting villages)

 

The earthquake occurred on 25 April 2015 at 11:56am NST (06:11:26 UTC) at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) (which is considered shallow and therefore more damaging than quakes that originate deeper in the ground), with its epicenter approximately 34 km (21 mi) east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal, lasting approximately twenty seconds. The first quake measured 7.9 Mw and its epicenter was identified at a distance of 80 km to the northwest of the capital Kathmandu. The second earthquake was somewhat less powerful at 6.6 Mw. The seismic focus lay at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi) below the earth's surface. Bharatpur was the nearest major city to the main earthquake, 53 km (33 mi) from the epicenter. The second earthquake occurred 81 km (50 mi) northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Over thirty-five aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 Mw or greater occurred following the initial earthquake, including one of magnitude 6.6 Mw (Source: Wiki).

Rural farming villages have been some of the most damaged areas in Nepal, with recovery expected to take years following Saturday's magnitude-7.9 earthquake. Aid operations and rescues teams are slow to reach remote villages. Our target area is Gorkha and Dhading teams (see map), which were close to the epicenter. Since we are embarking from the India/Nepal Sunauli border, it is easy to reach these areas compared to from Kathmandu.

We will concentrate on two kinds of aid: (1) distributing necessities like tents, blankets, rice and daal to the people, and (2) basic medical treatment and prevention via setting up medical camps in each district.




Update: 27 April 2015: We tried and called several courier services including DHL and Fedex.. their service is interrupted from Delhi as Kathmandu airport is very busy. It might take few extra days to clear airport and service restored. Since most of relief receiving to Kathmandu airport and there is need to urgent help in remote villages.

As an alternative we purchased the supplies from Kanpur and shipping by truck to India-Nepal Boarder, from where Prof. Mohan Sharma (Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal, Phone: +977 9841312388) along with his friends (Dr. Madan Shrestha, Jeeban Panti, Caveeta, Arun) and students collected our shipment at India/Nepal Sunauli border. Our Target areas highly affected villages Gorkha and Dhading regions, which is close to epicenter. we are targeting at least 10-20 villages with our help.

Till now we received 1.6 Lakh INR, which will be used for 300 Kambals, 300 Tents (plastic Treepal), Medicines, Rice and Dal.
Update donation crossed 2 Lakh INR on 28 April Morning.
Update donation crossed 3 Lakh INR on 28 April 3 PM.
Update donation crossed 3.65 Lakh INR on 28 April 9 PM.
Update donation crossed 4.00 Lakh INR on 28 April 11.45 PM.
Update donation crossed 5.48 Lakh INR on 29 April 2.00 PM.
Update donation crossed 6.30 Lakh INR (10K USD) on 30 April 6.00 AM.


Updated supporting supplies:
Blankets -- 1000 pieces (INR 150 each)
Plastic Tents (tarpaulin) -- 800 pieces (INR 120 each)
Rice - 1500 Kgs (@25/kg)
Dal - 750 Kgs (@80/kg)
Torch - 500 (@41 each)
Batteries - 800 (@10 each)
Water Bottles: 5000 bottles.
Medicines & supplies.. (Rest of the amount)

Accountability: All the scanned receipts and pictures of material sent from India and received in Nepal will be verified and posted on this webpage.


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