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First Stage of Deployment Completed in Nepal

 

And Australian DARTs continue with the vital relief effort …

Dave Tuzewski (South Australia) and Peter Hazell (UK) have handed over to Australians Di Holland (Team Leader) and Jenny Greer, and Michael McKeever from the USA. Their task will be to adapt our deployment to the impact of the forthcoming monsoon using local solutions where possible. Di Holland (from Echuca Vic.) was recently on a long-term deployment with Disaster Aid Australia in Vanuatu.

Brief report on our work to date Building materials and other aid items, including 123 tents have been distributed to previously identified villages. While there is some semblance of 'normality' in Kathmandu, in contrast to the hope that greeted our team, this has now turned to impatience and panic as people, still in need of shelter, face the imminent monsoon. It will bring serious difficulties with many villages now cut off by damaged roads and significant landslides.

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DART's on ground in Nepal

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The first phase of the deployment in Nepalis being lead by one of our most experienced DART, Dave Tuzewski (Adelaide, Australia), with the support of one of our newest DARTs, Peter Hazell (Norwich, UK).

Communications and transport in Nepal are still a major issue -  we have a brief report from Dave:

Visited 3 of the 5 north eastern villages we had planned. Very rough roads and also delayed by a very inconvenient puncture.
Never the less we identified 3 communities that meet our criteria of being remote, having had little or no aid so far and have been very badly affected by the quakes.
Apps 50 suitable sites were identified as behind available and safe. Many people are prepared to sacrifice their meager agricultural land for shelter and also move their precious livestock. Shelter is very much needed here and with the monsoon not far away time is precious.

The terrain and land use limits where we can safely locate tents. So all sites are spread over a wide and hilly area.

All villages and sites still had electricity, safe drinking water, and basic sanitation. They also have ongoing support from Ashok and rotary.

 

Norman Disney & Young gives $20,000

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Above L-R: David Langworthy, Chairman Disaster Aid International and Bob Powell, Chairman Disaster Aid Australia, receiving a $20,000 donation from the NDY Charitable Trust, presented by NDY CEO Stuart Fowler, and Australian Regional Director Sam Aloi
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The recent devastation caused by natural disasters in both Vanuatu and Nepal has meant increasing pressure on the efforts of organisations such as Disaster Aid Australia (DAA).

Read more: Norman Disney & Young gives $20,000

Nepal - Situation Report

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From Rotary District 3292, Rotary Club of Dhulikhel
Community Development and Relief Agency Nepal
Monday May 4, 2015

After a week of disastrous earthquake, people are still waiting for food and shelter; most of them are from remote hard-to-reach areas. Humanitarian reliefs are still beyond the reach especially in remote villages of Kavre, Sindhupalchok and Nuwakot districts where the earthquake hit the most. It is said that in Sindhupalchok only, the casualties might reach about 5,000. In this area, even after 9 days of earthquake, 2 men and 1 woman are rescued.

Read more: Nepal - Situation Report

URGENT APPEAL Nepal Earthquake response effort building now

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And, your help will ensure we provide our best efforts helping others following the massive earthquake and its aftershocks that have killed thousands and destroyed property on an unimaginable scale.
While our Disaster Aid Response Team members (DARTs) – including Australians – are being assembled and briefed, we are already looking to move pre-positioned stock from India and elsewhere, ready to be deployed when assessments and logistics have been completed, in conjunction with other agencies and local Rotarians. Our 2014 deployment to Nepal brought significant relief after the autumn floods.

As we know from heartbreaking media reports, access is extremely difficult and indications are that as well as non-perishable food items, safe water and shelter are the vital aid items. And it is those latter two where we can provide effective assistance, just as we recently did in Vanuatu* and before that, in the Philippines (where, in both countries, our work goes on.)

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Home Repair Kits in Vanuatu

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Our team of volunteers in Vanuatu has now distributed a number of home repair kits, which were purchased locally to boost the local economy. When Cyclone Pam hit some weeks ago, many lost all their possessions and belongings - houses, fishing boats, clothing. Rebuilding after a major disaster is very difficult, even for a population as resilient as that of Vanuatu.

We have now distributed individual water filters and home repair kits. Yet the needs are still great. Over the coming weeks we will keep working with the people of Vanuatu to assist with their challenge in having access to clean water. In Vanuatu under half of the rural population has access to safe drinking water.

Help us make a different for the people of Vanuatu by donating for this cause. Long after the images of the cyclone stop making the news, we will continue to work with this population to find sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.

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