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Nepal earthquake Relief work

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A report on relief word done during the tragic April'15 Nepal earthquakes by EFFORT and Nepalese in Bangalore (NIB) - two youth NGO's.

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Nepal earthquake Relief work

  1. 1. NEPAL EARTHQUAKENEPAL EARTHQUAKE Relief work carried out by EFFORT and NIB (Nepalese in Bangalore)Relief work carried out by EFFORT and NIB (Nepalese in Bangalore) May 5th 2015 - May 11th 2015
  2. 2.  Date – 24/05/2015 (11:56:26 AM)Date – 24/05/2015 (11:56:26 AM)  Epicenter – Lamjung, Nepal.Epicenter – Lamjung, Nepal.  Magnitude – 7.8 Richter scale , 15 KM depth.Magnitude – 7.8 Richter scale , 15 KM depth.  Casualties – 8,859 dead and 21,592 injured (official data)Casualties – 8,859 dead and 21,592 injured (official data)  Total damage - $5 Billion (About 5 % of Nepal’s GDP)Total damage - $5 Billion (About 5 % of Nepal’s GDP)
  3. 3. THE CRISISTHE CRISIS • On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, withOn April 25, 2015 at 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu and south of the Chinathe epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu and south of the China border. This event and dozens of aftershocks killed more than 8,000 and displacedborder. This event and dozens of aftershocks killed more than 8,000 and displaced 1.3 million people. Then, on May 12, another 7.3 magnitude earthquake1.3 million people. Then, on May 12, another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaked further havoc just 76 km northeast of Kathmandu.wreaked further havoc just 76 km northeast of Kathmandu. • Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened,Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed atacross many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley.UNESCO World heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. • 329 aftershocks had occurred with different epicenters and magnitudes equal to or329 aftershocks had occurred with different epicenters and magnitudes equal to or above 4 Mabove 4 Mww (out of which 47 aftershocks are equal to or above 5 M(out of which 47 aftershocks are equal to or above 5 Mww)and more than)and more than 20,000 aftershocks less than 4 M20,000 aftershocks less than 4 Mw.w.
  4. 4. THE STRATEGYTHE STRATEGY • Our priority was to serve victims of the earthquake in hilly regions who wouldOur priority was to serve victims of the earthquake in hilly regions who would otherwise be neglected. People living in these mountain villages experiencedotherwise be neglected. People living in these mountain villages experienced greater suffering because, even before the earthquake, these regions were poorlygreater suffering because, even before the earthquake, these regions were poorly connected and rarely visited.connected and rarely visited. • The relief work was carried out in 3 planned phases –The relief work was carried out in 3 planned phases –  Phase 1 – Emergency Relief.Phase 1 – Emergency Relief. Phase 2- Stabilization.Phase 2- Stabilization. Phase 3 – Reconstruction.Phase 3 – Reconstruction.
  5. 5. HEALTH CAMPS IN NUWAKOT AND DARAULIHEALTH CAMPS IN NUWAKOT AND DARAULI
  6. 6. RELIEF MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CAMPSRELIEF MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION CAMPS
  7. 7. SCHOOL RECONSTRUCTIONSCHOOL RECONSTRUCTION
  8. 8. UNDER GOING CONSTRUCTIONUNDER GOING CONSTRUCTION • Due to constant efforts by selfless volunteers in Nepal , another school in underDue to constant efforts by selfless volunteers in Nepal , another school in under construction in Darauli. Anybody willing to support can help educate 150 children.construction in Darauli. Anybody willing to support can help educate 150 children.
  9. 9. HELPING HANDSHELPING HANDS  NIB (Nepalese in Bangalore) , a forum supporting all the Nepali’s residing inNIB (Nepalese in Bangalore) , a forum supporting all the Nepali’s residing in Bangalore took the initiative of collecting funds and other relief materials across theBangalore took the initiative of collecting funds and other relief materials across the colleges of Bangalore.colleges of Bangalore. EFFORT ( A govt. regd. NGO ) , carried the collections of aid and relief materialsEFFORT ( A govt. regd. NGO ) , carried the collections of aid and relief materials across the corporate circles of Bangalore through Facebook and other onlineacross the corporate circles of Bangalore through Facebook and other online forums.forums. AKALI NETWORK arranged for donation drives in Gurudwara located at Ulsoor,AKALI NETWORK arranged for donation drives in Gurudwara located at Ulsoor, Bangalore.Bangalore. With the funds and aids donated by generous individuals , a group of 23 volunteersWith the funds and aids donated by generous individuals , a group of 23 volunteers served the tragedy stricken people.served the tragedy stricken people.
  10. 10. THANK YOU NOTETHANK YOU NOTE • We are thankful to each soul that contributed towards the relief works in any form withinWe are thankful to each soul that contributed towards the relief works in any form within their capacity. Your generosity and support for the long-term recovery in Nepal istheir capacity. Your generosity and support for the long-term recovery in Nepal is making sure that survivors weather the storm and that all the progress made so far is notmaking sure that survivors weather the storm and that all the progress made so far is not lost.lost. • Thank you for being part of an incredible global community that is deeply committed to building and supporting a community of local nonprofits, who, after disasters, are often best-positioned to provide the long-term recovery work that communities need long after the news stories have faded from the headlines. Zia Nomani (zia.nomani@gmail.com) (EFFORT)

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