CAM staff in Nepal continues to investigate needs and assist in aid distribution following the recent massive earthquakes.
125 houses were destroyed in the Nepali village of Duti. CAM staff, working with a national church, plans to help distribute tarps to those who have lost their homes.
Gorkha, a district west of Kathmandu, suffered some of the worst damage from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25. Bachek, a cluster of villages made of nearly 900 houses, was completely destroyed. Survivors are using salvaged tin and donated tarps to build makeshift shelters for the monsoon season, which begins in June. The government is storing what food aid they have received until they’ve done an official survey of the damaged houses. Until the food is released, these suffering Nepalese need a source of food. CAM may do a small distribution to sustain them while they wait.
“We see that there are simply thousands of houses that need to be rebuilt,” reported a CAM staff member. “The problem is deciding which villages to focus on.”