Print Edition - 2015-05-27  |  Earthquake Relief

Nyano Sansar reaches hardest-hit areas

- GAURAV THAPA, Kathmandu
Nyano Sansar reaches hardest-hit areas

May 26, 2015-

Nyano Sansar, a non-profit volunteer’s group, has made more than 170 dispatches of relief material to different quake-affected districts in the country. The supplies were bought with the $100,000 they received in cash donations and an equivalent amount of support in kind.

Starting from May 1, the organisation has already distributed about 13 tonnes of rice, 8,000 tents, more than 3,000 blankets, about 400 kg of salt, 50 kg of sugar and around 2,000 boxes of packed food in Lalitpur, Dhading, Makwanpur, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok, Ramechhap, Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Lamjung, Okhaldhunga, Rasuwa, Tanahu, Dolakha and Chitwan.

Additionally, the group has also distributed 100 kg tea, about 700 pairs of clothes, more than 150 umbrellas, around 5,000 masks, 450 water purifiers and 200 kits for pregnant and lactating women. They have also distributed medicine, mosquito nets, raincoats, bedsheets, shampoo, toothpaste, baby food, gloves, sanitary pads, soap and clean drinking water.

The organisation is currently active in transporting relief to the worst-hit areas via helicopters. They have targeted the northern villages of Gorkha, Dolakha and Sindupalchok, which have lost road connectivity due to landslides triggered by the April 25 quake and its aftershocks.

According to the members of the organisation, they are coordinating their operations with the District Disaster Relief Committees and officials from the army and the police.

The organisation has 28 core volunteers and 200 others actively involved in relief operations.  Indian organisation Goonj has provided two containers of supplies to the organisation, while social welfare organisation Tewa has provided Rs 1.9 million. The rest has been collected from individual donors within and outside the country.

Nyano Sansar is now planning to provide corrugated zinc sheets and other tools to help build at least 5,000 houses in the disaster-affected areas, for which they are planning to initiate a fundraising campaigns.

Published: 27-05-2015 07:39

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