May 6th, 2015
IAS Denmark and their local partner Good Way Nepal continues to bring relief help to many needy people in Nepal. The work is focused to the outskirts of Katmandu, in the villages where help has no yet reached .
–According to our observations the small cities, towns and villages are more affected than big cities. Hundreds of villages are gone and it is very hard to find even single houses in some rural areas, says Shubhas Sharma, Chairman of Good Way Nepal.
Many children have become orphans
Many people have lost their families and a lot of children have become orphans. Shubhas Sharma fears that there is a great risk that these children will end up street children in Kathmandu or other cities.
– More than 30 000 people are injured and it looks like more than one million houses have been destroyed outside Kathmandu, says Shubhas Sharma.
Distributing relief help
With the help of local authorities IAS Denmark and Good Way Nepal distribute relief items to the villages, like rice, tents, noodles, biscuits, blanket and first aid kits.
– We are facing a lot challenges, its heavy raining and the roads have been damaged which has created a delay and a difficulty in supplying the items.
A couple of days ago they went to Sindupalchowk district with relief help, a place where 80 % of the houses have been destroyed.
– The situation is very bad and the people are so greatful to receive help. In this area only more then 3 000 people are dead and 6 000 have been injured. In remote areas where no aid has been given the data is still to come, says Shubhas Sharma.
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Text: Rebecka Woods
Photo: IAS Denmark