Print Edition - 2015-06-03  |  Earthquake Relief

NGO registered to help quake survivors

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
NGO registered to help quake survivors

Jun 2, 2015-

Survivors Nepal, a new non-government organisation, has been established in the aftermath of the Great Earthquake with the goal to manage relief distribution and to assist in recovery and rehabilitation of the quake victims.

The organisation—which is based in Thapathali—was inaugurated on Monday by Babita Sedai, who survived the Dharahara collapse. The organisation, which was legally registered on May 11, says that Survivors Nepal is one of the first organisations registered after the earthquake for relief purposes.

The orgaisation has already carried out relief operations in eight villages of Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Lamjung and Dolakha. According to the organisation’s official website, it has distributed 1,300 tarpaulin sheets, 200 blankets, 600 water purifiers, 600 sanitary and hygiene kits and has also provided 300 meals and conducted five medical camps and five health awareness programmes benefitting some 900 families.

“As a matter of principle, Survivors Nepal ensures that local governance mechanism at Village Development Committee levels leads a transparent distribution of relief supplies,” read a press statement released by Survivors Nepal on Monday.

As part of its recovery efforts, Survivors Nepal plans to start by investing in recovery of education, disease prevention and control and improving access to rehabilitation packages in Thokarpa and Kalika VDCs in Sindhupalchok.

Published: 03-06-2015 07:16

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