After the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, NCRR started to raise funds and deliver emergency aid. The need for emergency aid was further magnified when a second earthquake (with a magnitude of 7.3) struck on the 12th May 2015.
NCRR managed to deliver $70,000 USD in immediate relief to over 5,000 victims of this natural disaster. This was all thanks to the generosity and speed of their donors.
In the Sikhar Besi region of Nepal (which borders Nuwakot and is 120km north of Kathmandu), there were many villages destroyed, houses and other buildings flattened, many people lost their lives or were in serious disposition and most were in dire need of aid. Approximately 80% of the community food stores and other supplies for the year had been destroyed.
Our relief project extended for three months over several districts, in which time we managed to provide the following:
- 30 tonnes of food supplies
- 650 tarpaulins for shelter
- 300 blankets
- 27 temporary learning shelters
- $8,000 USD worth of school materials
- safe drinking water for the communities
- 1 medical camp
- $1,000 USD worth of medical supplies
Along with this NCRR also helped to:
- salvage property and food items, giving the communities a better chance of surviving the year
- provide advice regarding sanitary practice to help lower the risk of disease
- harvest rice to make sure that there would be enough food for the following seasons