Nepal earthquake: Reaching people at the epicentre
CARE’s emergency response is increasingly focusing on rural areas between Kathmandu and Pokhara, where the earthquake was at its strongest. These areas have been completely devastated. Some villages that have been completely flattened are only accessible by helicopter and relief workers are walking for hours to try and access people who are in desperate need of help.
Getting support to these areas will be a key focus of CARE’s response.
We are starting our first distribution of emergency shelter and hygiene kits to 1,200 people in Gorkha. Family kits have arrived from India and Australia (transported by air and then by road), and distributions are beginning today (1 May) targeting 172 households in the four areas of Poslan, Chandeni, Patheltok and Lamaga.
CARE experts in Gorkha are also assessing the needs at various potential distribution points. We are coordinating with other NGOs working in the area, the local government, and Village Development Committees (VDCs). We have been assigned six VDC areas and we also plan to branch out into other affected northern rural areas.
CARE talks to earthquake survivors
“Despite our own losses, we have helped them, and will help tomorrow. This is what humanity is all about.” In this Disasters Emergency Committee video, see villagers from Paslang talk about their experiences, including how they themselves are helping people from more remote villages who are coming to Paslang seeking aid.
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