Gorkha

Aamipipal
May 4, 2015
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO AAMPIPAL VDC – WARDS 6 and 7, GORKHA DISTRICT
See images from our relief support in Aampipal VDC
NEED ASSESSMENT
More than 80% of homes completely destroyed. Remaining buildings are not safe to live in. In Ward 6, 100 out of 120 houses were completely destroyed. In Ward 7, only 5 out of 84 houses remain standing.
Some organizations have reached this villages before our assessment. Villagers are staying outside their houses in temporary shelter/tarpulins. These tarps were not large enough to accommodate families of 5/6.
Schools are completely destroyed.
The VDC has provided a sack of rice to each family, so immediate need for food has been met. Villagers are using greens from their gardens.
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
Blankets                                  80 pieces
Tarpaulin                                 80 pieces (15’ * 18’)
Foam Mattress                        80 sheets (1.5 m * 2 m)
High-density tarps                   2 pieces (for use as community structures such as health camps)
Hot water bag                         1 piece (to a new mother)
 
UNMET NEED
OTC medications for Respiratory Tract Infection, Common Cold, and Flu.
More shelter materials can be sent to ease the needs here.
 
IMPACT
80 families (approx 500 people) in 2 wards. More room for immediate relief.
We used trucks for transportation
Volunteers at the time of distribution
Sudip Bajracharya
Mithila Jariwala
Saman Ummid
Dhawa
29 April – May 2, 2015
 
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO DHAWA VDC, GORKHA DISTRICT
See images from our relief support in Dhawa VDC
 
NEED ASSESSMENT
 
More than 80% of homes completely destroyed
We were the first group in this VDC with relief support. No government or other support had reached. We focused on the immediate need for shelter.
Assessment made by a 20-person team with medical staff
We were supported by Adobe and Bamboo Research Institute (ABARI) and Learning Planet. Both organizations have worked in this VDC over the last 3-5 years and have solid reliable connections.
We also carried medical camp to treat residents for injuries.
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
Blankets                                              215 pieces
Tarpaulin                                             215 pieces
Foam Mattress                                    215 pieces
Large Community Tents                     30 installations performed (30-35 people each)
 
 
IMPACT
1600 people in 6 wards of Dhawa VDC.
Covered 3-9 wards of Dhawa (900 people)
We used 4 trucks for road transportation and 2 helicopter drop-offs
 
Volunteers at the time of distribution
20 people led by Pemba Sherpa Khambache and Nripal Adhikary
Gumda
May 17, 2015
 
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO GUMDA VDC – WARDS 6,7 and 8 GORKHA DISTRICT
See images from our relief support in Gumda VDC
NEED ASSESSMENT
This assessment is based on chats with some village members, school principle and health workers. We visited the school.
 
General:
○       Approximately80% and more homes looked completely destroyed. Remaining buildings did not look safe to live in.
○       There are 250 HH approx 1300 people. 40% Christians rest Buddhist and some Hindu.
○       Some organisations have reached this villages before this assessment. Villagers are staying outside their houses in temporary shelter/tarpaulins.
■   WFP sent 10 kg rice per HH and 198 tents via a helicopter.
■   Nepal army sent some junk food along with a tarp for each HH including jerry cans.
■   A Christian group provided 1 tarp and 1 blanket for each HH.
■   A local man working in India brought 50 sleeping bags, rice, oil, tea, sugar for each HH.
■   A foreign medical team conducted two days of health camp and provided some medical supplies.
Food:
○       Most villagers have some sort offarming land.
○       The villagers said that since the EQ the fields have been infested with caterpillars that eat and kill crops.
○       Their staple is potatoes. Due to the damage to property they have nowhere to dry their potatoes or any other grains.
Electricity:
○       No electricity or phone connection.
○       We had a chat with some government staffin Laprak who said it will be a while before electricity is connected as there are a lot of damage done to the poles and wires.
School:
○       The school is about 40 minutes walk up the hill from the village.
○       Total students from grade 1-10 = 350.
○       The school was built by a French organization and Nepali government.
○       School is completely destroyed except the two earthquake resistant rooms built by CARE Nepal.
○       Few documents and stationary that they could take out has been kept in these rooms. They have not taken any furniture out as there is nowhere to store them.
○       There are visible cracks on the school ground raising concerns about the safety of the location.
Water and Sanitation:
○       There are three water supply points via normal water pipes. Slow water flow. Fairly clean surrounding. Water is drinkable.
○       They have public toilets at two locations that we saw. They are cracked but still working.
○       People are starting to make temporary toilets near their homes, some are fixing their old ones.
Health:
○       Did not visit the health post but had a chat with a few villagers and the health assistant.
○       The health post is completely destroyed. They were not able to take out any basic equipment like BP machine or thermometers or basic dressing sets.
○       With monsoon approaching the common diseases are a threat: diarrhea, cold and flu, dysentery etc.
Stability of land:
○       The villagers told us that in lower villages of the VDC the land burst during EQ and water oozed out. There are massive cracks.
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
 
Blankets    210       
Tarpaulin    70       
Sleeping bags    95       
Soap    80       
Glucose    78       
Plastic tarps    13       
Tent Cover    1 rod       
Bucket water filter    3 (demo)       
Piyush    5       
Crutches    2 set       
Torch    12       
Beaten Rice    1 sack    
 
UNMET NEED
 
Food supplies before monsoon
Solar lights
Requested to connect with someone who can come have a look at the land and check its safety.
Basic medicines for common monsoon diseases; basic equipments like thermometers, BP measuring machines, dressing sets
Clothes
 
IMPACT
Approx 230 families.  More room for immediate relief.
 
We used porters for transporting the goods. We walked there
 
Volunteers at the time of distribution
Jenna
Era
Samman
Prashikha
 
Lapsibot
May 5 2015
 
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO LAPSIBOT VDC, GORKHA DISTRICT
Images
 
NEED ASSESSMENT
 
Our team has traveled through Dhawa and Aampani VDC and is currently in Lapsibot. Established contacts in Lapsibot, verified by the office of the CDO, has given us a need assessment. Our team will visit the area if time allows. The village is remotely located.
We were told that 85% of houses of destroyed. Office of CDO has provided provisional food supply.
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
Blankets                                              105 pieces
Foam Mattress                                    76 pieces (1.5 * 2m)
 
IMPACT
Impact information pending.
 
We used 2 helicopter drop-offs with the help of pilots Dipika and Subek Shrestha.
 
Volunteers at the time of distribution
Pemba Sherpa Khambache
Mithila Jariwala
Sudip Bajracharya

May 17, 2015
 
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO LAPSIBOT GAUN GORKHA DISTRICT
See images from our relief support in Lapsibot VDC
NEED ASSESSMENT
 
General:
○       We did not visit the village. The villagers came to Yam Gaun to get their goods.
○       Lapsibot has approx 190 HH and 760 people.
○       The villagers said that none of the organisations have reached this villages before this assessment.
 
Food (as told by villagers):
○       Most villagers have some sort offarming land.
 
Electricity:
○       No electricity or phone connection.
○       We had a chat with some villagers who said they had electricity before given by a power house at machigaun but now as power house has been destroyed they are completely out of electricity.
 
School:
○       The school is about 5 minutes walk up the hill from the village.
○       Total students from grade 1-5 = 70.
○       School is completely destroyed.
 
Water and Sanitation:
○       They have water supply but water is not that clean.
○       They are using their old broken toilets.
 
Health:
○       They did not provide any information about health posts.
 
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
 
Blankets    178       
Tarpaulin    49       
Sleeping bags    40       
Soap    70       
Glucose    50       
Plastic tarps    6       
Tent Cover    2       
Crutches    1       
Torch    10       
Beaten Rice    1 sack    
 
UNMET NEED
 
Solar light
 
IMPACT
Approx 190 families.  More room for immediate relief.
 
We used porters for transporting the goods. We walked there
 
Volunteers at the time of distribution
Deepa
Sujat
 
 
 
Larpak
 
Items Distributed:
 
MAY 14
-       81 PIECES TARPS
-       3 BOXES TORCHES
-       1 BOX PARACETAMOL
 
MAY 16
-       6 SOLAR CHARGERS
-       SPRAYS
 
IMPACT
Even though the people there were helpless and were not taken care of by any other groups before us, our help managed to give them supplies for a while which helped them in some way.
Yamgaun
May 17, 2015
 
RELIEF GOODS SENT TO YAM GAUN GORKHA DISTRICT
See images from our relief support in Yam Gaun VDC
NEED ASSESSMENT
 
General:
○       More than 90% of homes completely destroyed. Remaining buildings are not safe to live in.
○       There are 43 HH approx .
○       Nepal army dropped 10 tents via a helicopter.
○       Nepal army made the water supply easy access in village.
 
Food (as told by villagers):
○       Only some had their own farming land.
○       They had not been able to take out most food from their homes after the EQ.
○       Their staple is potatoes.
○       They collect soyabeans from the field and boil then and feed their children.
 
Electricity:
○       No electricity or phone connection.
○       We had a chat with some villagers who said they had electricity before given by a power house at machigaun but now as power house has been destroyed they are completely out of electricity.
School:
○       The school is about 10 minutes walk down the hill from the village.
○       Total students from grade 1-3 = 30.
○       School is cracked and should be rebuilt before use.
Water and Sanitation:
○       There is one water supply point via normal water pipes.
○       They do not have anytoilets. They had one hole with no tarps that they used in the night. Rest of the time they used the fields as toilets.
Health:
○       they do not have any healthpost they have to travel to gumda or lapsibot for health check-up.
○       No local health person in the village.
○       With monsoon approaching the common diseases are a threat: diarrhoea, cold and flu, dysentry etc.
 
ITEMS DISTRIBUTED
 
 
Blankets    77       
Tarpaulin    32       
Sleeping bags    18       
Soap    30       
Glucose    29       
Plastic tarps    4       
Tent Cover    1       
Bucket water filter    1 (demo)       
Crutches    1       
Torch    8    
 
UNMET NEED
 
Toilets
Water purifyers as the water is not clear.
Possibility of food shortage
 
IMPACT
Approx 172 families.  More room for immediate relief.
 
We used porters for transporting the goods. We walked there
 
Volunteers at the time of distribution
Deepa
Sujat
 
Gorkha Impact