HELP NEEDED FOR NEPAL
THE EARTHQUAKE 25 APRIL 2015 REPORT
As of 28 APRIL, the government reports 4,358 deaths and 8,174 injured people. Search and rescue teams have saved 14 people from the rubbles. In addition to continued efforts in the Kathmandu valley, the response continues to broaden to include more remote areas, including the most affected districts of Dhading and gorkha. Up to 90 percent of the health facilities in Ramechapp, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk and gorkha have been severely damaged. Many people are leaving the Kathmandu valley and joining families in less-affected areas. There is anecdotal evidence of unrest in relation to limited water supplies. Uneven distributions pose a risk of generating animosity amongst the affected people.
Four days have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the central and western regions of Nepal. Aftershocks continue to affect the daily lives of people as they continue to sleep outdoors, in damp and cold conditions. The government is encouraging people to return home, wherever possible. Over the past 24 hours, the government reported an increase in the number of deaths from 3,351 to 4,358 people. At the same time, the number of injured has risen from 6,833 to 8,174 people (source: neoc – http://neoc.gov.np/en/). These numbers are expected to increase further as information from remote areas becomes available and more affected areas are searched and assessed. As of today, international search and rescue (SAR) teams have rescued 14 people from the rubble. At the moment, in-country and committed SAR capacity is sufficient to cover all sites. No additional deployment is needed and all SAR teams which have not deployed yet are advised to stand down.
IN ADDITION, THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SITUATION REPORT 05 – 2
Government has requested that any foreign medical team (fmt) that have not yet arrived to Kathmandu also to standby. Immediate needs include food, shelter, wash, as well as medical tents, medication, surgical kits and body bags. In the Kathmandu valley, public life remains quiet. While small grocery shops are open, large businesses and some banks remain closed. While automatic banking machines are functional, replenishment is occurring at select areas at a slow pace. With fuel reserves running low, cars and trucks are lining up at gas stations in town. All major roads are opening for traffic. However, some side access roads remain blocked. Fuel is also needed to pump water from the ground and maintain services at hospitals and other critical facilities facing frequent power outages. Mobile networks in Kathmandu remain functional. However, network outage and overloads remain common. Power throughout the City is limited with most households and offices mainly relying on generator power. As a result, many people are leaving Kathmandu valley and returning to families in areas, which have not been affected by the earthquake. Information on affected districts outside the Kathmandu valley highlights the severity of the impact on communities. While district specific information continues to filter in,
Over 8 million people are estimated to be affected in 39 districts, of which over 2 million people live in the 11 most severely hit districts total population affected (estimates) 8.1 million 4 million males, 4.1 million females, 390,000 boys under 5years old, 360,000 girls under 5years old, 220,000 males over 65years old, 225,000 females over 65year old, households with shelter damage (estimates) 640,000 people affected by damaged homes 2.8 million.
1.3 million Males 1.5 million females, 120,000 boys under 5years old, 120,000 girls under 5years old, 92,000 males over 65 96,000 females over 65years old, these figures are based solely on baseline data and models.
These are indicative figures which can be used only for preliminary planning. The Kathmandu international airport is open 24 hours and serves as the main logistics hub. However, due to incoming goods and response teams, as well as departing people, including many foreigners, the airport is congested. The humanitarian staging area (hsa) is set up in the vicinity of the airport to ease the flow of life-saving commodities. Two logistics hubs will be set up at and pokhra and birgunj to effectively manage the supply of relief items. The focus of the response has shifted outside of Kathmandu to cover the most affected districts. Meteorologists have predicted rainfalls for the coming ten days.
We need to help the people of Nepal even now august 2017 many people are affected by flood and more than 1000 are missing and 250 died already. Please help us to help the suffering Christian brothers and sisters in Christ.