Nepal earthquake: Helping survivors in tent camps
In Kathmandu Valley, life is beginning to resume. Some of the shops, banks and markets are re-opening. The aftershocks have subsided, with only occasional minor tremors, so people are beginning to return to their homes, if their home is safe to inhabit.
The problem is that so many people have no homes to return to. The Nepal government reports that 130,033 houses were destroyed and 85,856 houses partially damaged. So thousands of families are still living in one of 16 tent camps located around Kathmandu.
CARE distributing aid
CARE has been distributing (on 29 and 30 April) emergency supplies in Hal Chouck camp, where we provided 325 households (1,625 people) with food and soap; and Shankha Park, where we distributed 100 family kits containing noodles, rice, water purification solution, soap, and a family size sleeping mat.
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