GHNI Nepal National Staff Mobilized In Spite of Personal Trauma

“Everyone thought this is the last day of their life. Not only one time, but hundreds of times the quake hit and the earth shook,” shares Kiran Karki, National Leader of Nepal in his official report of the event. Not only has Kiran and his team been tending to their families, but their neighbors, as well.

While our staff is safe, there are many thousands who were not. Seven days after the earthquake hit, nearly 6,000 people were found dead and about twice that number were injured. Various news sources estimate once all the rubble is cleared, lives lost will total much higher.

Our staff has been able to reach some of the most affected areas outside of Kathmandu. These locations are often the last to receive help and currently have no presence of relief assistance (it is important for large organizations and governments to reach the largest populations first. GHNI works with these organizations by bringing relief to those waiting for help).

Rural Nepal Still Waits for our Help!!!

"The people here are very traumatized. They need counseling and medical attention” Kiran shares. Those whose homes are still standing are afraid to return in case of another after-shock, so they sleep out in the open air with no tents or mats on which to sleep, where mosquitos carry disease. Thousands have retreated to these open-air locations for fear of aftershock in the city.

Without electricity, toilets, food or water, the fear of disease is especially high. Kiran and his team are working to provide food, water, medication, sleeping mats, and tents to those who have yet to receive assistance. 

Tents must be shipped from nearby regions because Nepal inventory has run low. Water is a high priority for the regions Kiran’s team is working to help, as well as diapers and personal needs.

Once immediate needs have been met, GHNI workers will transition communities to self-sustaining TCD training, helping them overcome this tragic event. 

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