Nepal 2023 Earthquake Shelter Appeal

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Raising $3,000 to Construct 10 Permanent Shelters for 10 Families in Nepal:
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Why this project needed our help?

In November 2023, a devastating 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Jajarkot District, Karnali Province, Nepal, resulting in 153 fatalities and over 375 injuries, including children. The aftermath has left communities in ruins, prompting survivors to seek refuge in makeshift shelters amid freezing temperatures. While temporary shelters were initially provided, the focus has now shifted to constructing more permanent ones as the rebuilding process awaits, requiring time and resources currently unavailable to villagers.

Approximately 10,000 people have been displaced, losing everything in the ruins of their homes, according to government officials. The impact on healthcare is severe, with hospitals struggling to cope with the high number of injured individuals. Furthermore, over 300 schools have been destroyed, hindering education in the region. Landslides in the mountainous terrain pose a significant obstacle, making it challenging for crucial aid and food supplies to reach remote villages.

The Juniper Trust, in partnership with Suman Pandey from Kathmandu, alongside a committed group of volunteers, engineers, and builders in Kathmandu, is actively raising funds to construct 200 shelters, providing housing for 200 families affected by the earthquake. Suman is personally striving to raise $3,000 to facilitate the construction of the first 10 permanent shelters at $300 each, accommodating 30 families. Our collective goal is to help him secure 50% ($1,500) of the required funds, completing the initial 10 shelters by the end of February. Any additional funds raised will contribute to immediate relief efforts, offering essential supplies and medical assistance.

Your generous contribution will play a vital role in rebuilding lives and communities. Join us in supporting Nepal during this challenging time. Donate now to make a lasting impact.

The Juniper Trust, in partnership with Suman Pandey from Kathmandu, alongside a committed group of volunteers, engineers, and builders in Kathmandu, is actively raising funds to construct 200 shelters, providing housing for 200 families affected by the earthquake. Suman is personally striving to raise $3,000 to facilitate the construction of the first 10 permanent shelters at $300 each, accommodating 30 families. Our collective goal is to help him secure 50% ($1,500) of the required funds, completing the initial 10 shelters by the end of February. Any additional funds raised will contribute to immediate relief efforts, offering essential supplies and medical assistance.

Your generous contribution will play a vital role in rebuilding lives and communities. Join us in supporting Nepal during this challenging time. Donate now to make a lasting impact.

 

Heather Campbell, Country Director for Save the Children in Nepal said:  

“Children are scared. Many have lost relatives; thousands have lost their homes. The constant aftershocks and terror of another quake means they have been forced into the open. With temperatures dropping, they need shelter, warmth and nutritious food.  

“We are worried that the longer children are living outside, the greater the chance of contracting pneumonia. They are also at risk of contracting water borne diseases, as safe drinking water is scarce. There is an urgent need for toilets and washing facilities. 

“Children are vulnerable and need spaces where they are safe and can continue to learn. We need to ensure their safety and protection as disasters like this can lead to severe mental distress. Recovery from the trauma of losing loved ones and homes will not be a quick process. They need stability.” 

BBC Earthquake News
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