Press Release

ACTION WORKS NEPAL HELPS THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL REBUILD

 THE NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: ONE MONTH ON

 Kathmandu, 26 May 2015: ACTION WORKS NEPAL is marking one month since the devastating earthquake that struck the country, and expresses its condolences to the families of the 8,664 people who died and 21,974 who were left injured.The disaster saw 501,906 homes fully destroyed and a further 272,232 partially destroyed.

Recognising that people affected could not wait for international and government funds to arrive, ACTION WORKS NEPAL saw the pain, needs and heart of those affected and mobilised to provide aid though there was no money for relief work. AWON has been providing relief support from the third day after the disaster with the support of volunteers who were themselves often living in temporary shelters. More than 100 volunteers were mobilised in different areas for relief work.

AWON reached out directly to 7 of the most affected districts (Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Dhading, Ramechhap, Kathmandu and Lalitpur) with relief items (food and non-food items) provided to 1,460 households which included124 post-natal new mothers, 129 pregnant women, 59 people with disabilities, 160 children under the age of 5, 141 widows, and 355 elderly people.  AWON also brought health care and treatment to 710 people through a 2 day Residential Health Camp and an additional 407 people with a one day Health Camp. More than 30 children (aged 5 to 10 years) are also engaged in the Miteri Learning Centre in Kavrepalanchowk.

ACTION WORK NEPAL’s commitment to helping Nepal rebuild remains constant and we continue to provide aid as well as planning an expansion of the aid we provide. We want to thank the many people who have stepped forward and donated. We ask for continued support as we continue helping the people of Nepal rebuild their country. Donations can be made through our website, www.actionworksnepal.com