RI District 3292 (Nepal - Bhutan)

Humanitarian Services to Earthquake Victims

PUBLISHED : June 24, 2015

Humanitarian Services to Earthquake Victims

The strong 7.8 rector scale earthquake hit Nepal at 11:56 in the morning on April 25 at Barpak in Gorkha District. Likewise, on May 12, the second strong earthquake of 7.3 rector scale hit near the border of Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk districts. The 2 earthquakes followed by many aftershocks killed more than 8500 people and injured more than 25000 people.

The devastation desperately damaged many hostorical buildings, monuments, houses, schools. More than 200,000 houses have been completely damaged and more than 500,000 houses have been partially damaged. According to U.S. Geological Survey, the economic loss of Nepal could be as much high as 10bn. And the cost bulding is estimated to be more than US$ 5bn.

Among the 75 districts in Nepal, 14 districts have been heavely affected by the massive earthquakes and many aftershocks.

After 2 days of the first earthquake, our club president Rtn. Bharat called for an urgent meeting; so avaialble fellow rotarians were gathered on meeting as to discuss how to take an action and participate actively in humanitarian servcies in the earthquake hit districts.

In coordination with our district 3292, district officals, and fellow rotarians, president Bharat himself, Chartered president Rtn. Dr. Dinesh Pant, Rtn. Prabhat, Rtn. Bhawani, Rtn. Meena, Rtn. Madhav, Rtn. Prabhat, Rtn. Madhav, Rtn. Sushil, Rtn. Tilak played a significant roles to suport the Earthquakes victims in Nuwakot, Dolakha and Dhading districts.

Rtn. Tilak went to Jyamrung, Dhading with relief materials on May 15 and distributed to 90 households of victims family. Similarly, Rtn. Bhawani and the team distributed the relief materials to 52 households in Thansing and 102 households in Kalyanpur in Nuwakot District and Rtn. Madhav and Rtn. Sushil distributed to 400 households in Suspa Kshamawati and Bhikot in Dolakha respectively.

Meanwhile, active Rotarian Sushil has already raised a fund of more than 2000 US$ for the construction of 34 houses in Dolakha and another active rotarian Tilak has already fundraised nearly 10,000 US$ for rehabilitation of schools in Jyamrung, Dhading, which were destroyed by the earthquakes.

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