Disaster Relief

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods or landslides, can be the cause of humanitarian emergencies where the affected people cannot help themselves.

Immediate, needs-based assistance and protection ensure the survival of the people affected. Safe shelter, clean drinking water, food and emergency medical care are essential to alleviate acute distress and prevent further suffering.

But the short-term relief efforts also lay the groundwork for returning to a better, more resilient life later. This is where our support for reconstruction comes in.

Our guiding principle of “helping people to help themselves” is also central to disaster relief – wherever possible, we involve those affected in the needs-based planning and implementation of our relief measures.

Our disaster relief is based on the humanitarian imperative as well as the internationally applied standards of humanitarian aid.

Earthquake 2015

  • Construction of emergency shelters and distribution of blankets

  • Medical first aid and emergency care for more than 1,000 injured people after the 2015 earthquakes in the epicentre of the mountain region of Sindhupalchok
  • Delivery of medicines to hospitals around Kathmandu
  • Emergency supply of the population affected by the earthquake with food, drinking water, cooking utensils, medicines and water purification tablets
  • Hygiene awareness campaigns to prevent communicable diseases and epidemics
  • Construction of tent schools for the rapid resumption of school operations after the earthquakes
  • Reconstruction of 10 schools in the earthquake areas of 2015
  • Trauma coping courses for almost 10,000 children
  • Warm winter clothing and blankets for 1,200 school children
  • Earthquake safety training for teachers of 18 Schools

     

Corona Pandemic 2020-21

  • Covid-19 education and prevention for 7,500 students and 42,000 villagers.

  • Distribution of food rations to more than 500 families

  • 1850 warm blankets

  • 7000 hygiene kits

  • Support for home schooling during the Corona pandemic for 800 students

  • 35620 masks

  • Urgently needed medical equipment handed over to hospitals

Fire Disaster in the Mountain Village of Kimri 2018

  • Emergency supply of essential household goods and hygiene articles

  • Reconstruction of 19 houses for 112 people in Kimri village

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