Earthquake emergency

Country: Nepal
Location: District of  Kathmandu, Gorkha e di Dolakha
Beneficiaries: the most  vunerable families who lost their homes and all asset because of the earthquake and orphaned children

Nature of the project

Ensure to the population affected by the earthquake, sanitary kits, water purification kits, tents and tarpaulins for shelter, alimetari and basic necessities.

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The Project

The operation, in first step, It plans to meet the immediate needs for survival of the people affected by the quake.
Principal activities plans: basic healt and care, supplying of temporary shelters, alimentar article or not.
Given the need for emergency shelters have been provided 20,000 kits for housing each of which contains a tarpaulin, rope, wire and plastic sheeting. Not alimentar  kit include a bucket, a tank, a stack, Kitchenware a pan and a couple of pots. The water supply is focused on the distribution of water purification tablets. In the first three weeks, the team of the Camillian Task Force (CTF), made up of ten people, including doctors and nurses, has provided health care to more than 3,000 patients.
As the second phase have been planned: a psychosocial intervention, one of maternal and child health, and a reception and education for orphans.


The context

On April 25, an earthquake measuring 7.8 hit Nepal causing large scale damage and many casualties. The epicenter was located 81 km west of the capital Kathmandu, in the district of Lamjung at a depth of 15 km. for the UN, it is estimated that more than 8 million people were affected by the earthquake; specifically 39 districts of 75. More than 2 million people living in the 11 affected districts. The central region and the West, including the districts of Kathmandu Valley, are most affected, particularly the districts of Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Ramechap. In these areas, many families live in homes with weak foundations and walls built with substandard materials. Many people are sleeping without shelter, exposed to cold and rain. The analysis of secondary data and mapping the intensity of the earthquake from the UN indicate that more than 160,786 homes have been destroyed, 143,673 were injured and 2.8 million people are displaced.

Caritas Nepal, Camillian Task Force and Catholic Relief Services have responded to the emergency and are engaged in seven districts. The Foundation PRO.SA supports intervention of Camilian Task Force that produced medical camps in the districts of Gorkha and Dolakha in aid to dozens of villages reachable only on foot and aid programs for childhood in an orphanage and a center of welcome in Sindhuli and in a school in Kathmandu.

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