Print Edition - 2015-06-02  |  Earthquake Relief

Impact Nepal builds shelters

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 1, 2015-

After distributing relief materials to over 2,000 households in Dhading, Kavre and Nuwakot, a group of volunteers led by the NGO Impact Nepal has started building temporary shelters in Sindhupalchok.

They said they have planned to build 625 temporary shelters in Kalika VDC of the district before the monsoon arrives. “But it is not possible to build all 625 shelter by ourselves,” said Shrinkhala Srivastav, who is leading the relief and reconstruction programme. “Training local people is a major part of our programme.”

On their first visit to Kalika, Srivastav’s team of young volunteers—from 18-30 years of age—provided training and shelter material to 90 households and built two shelters for demonstration. The dome-shaped temporary shelters are made out of corrugated galvanised iron (CGI) sheets and are sturdy enough to withstand the monsoon rains. The NGO has distributed shelter material, including the CGI sheets, rods, pipes, hooks, and wire to 140 more households since then. The organisation has also been monitoring the locals at work to make certain that they have constructed shelters in proper fashion.

The next phase, said Srivastav, is to help rebuild permanent schools and health posts, in cooperation with the government. Working with local government bodies has been a big part of their relief work. “The local authorities have been eager to help in the distribution of relief material,” said Srivastav. “Without their help, these relief operations would not have been possible.”

Published: 02-06-2015 07:36

User's Feedback

Click here for your comments

Comment via Facebook

Don't have facebook account? Use this form to comment