Namlo Situation Report 2

Namlo Nepal Emergency Situation Report 2

May 1, 2015

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As of April 30th (source: U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

  1. GENERAL

Death toll: 5,582

Injured: 11,175

Homes Destroyed:  130,033

Partially damaged: 85,856

Highest death tolls in Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu and Nuwakot

$415 million needed for humanitarian relief, $22,227,824 recorded to date.

More information & statistics here: http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/OCHANepalEarthquakeSituationReportNo.7%2830April2015%29.pdf

2. Impact Reported to Date in Namlo Communities

Tanahu District:

See previous sitrep.  Basanta reported that 13 families representing 100 people lost their homes.  Water system is o.k., and it seems like schools are intact.  Women’s Cooperative center developed some cracks, and at some point we’ll need a engineering survey on all Namlo buildings. We were going to launch an emergency operation for Sabhung, but it has probably been put down the list due to the severity of the situation in Sindhupalchowk.  Also, see Sarita’s comment on Arunodaya below.member house 8

Sindhupalchowk (Mankha, Dhuskun, Yarmasing)

Namlo Nepal

Data of victim in Sindhupalchok

Dhuskun VDC

Ward no.

No. of homeless family

No. of persons killed

No. persons injured

Date

Data collected by

1

80

6

2

25-Apr-15

Hiramaya (Ag. Fc)

6

52

0

2

25-Apr-15

7

112

1

0

25-Apr-15

Total

244

7

4

Mankha VDC

Ward no.

No. of homeless family

No. of persons killed

No. persons injured

Date

Data collected by

2

99

3

1

25-Apr-15

Keshav Parajuli(Principal)

3

46

2

0

25-Apr-15

4

153

5

0

25-Apr-15

5

88

1

2

25-Apr-15

Total

386

11

3

Total  homeless families of Dhuskun and Mankha VDC

630

In emergencies, projections from rough data is dangerous, and I report this with a grain of salt. Sindhupalchowk district (population around 287,798 in 2011), one of the districts hardest hit by the earthquake, has 79 “village development committees” as geographic and political communities. Each VDC has 9 wards. In Mankha, our field coordinator Hiramaya and the principal of Mankha school Keshav Parajuli report the following figures for 7 of the nine wards:

  • number of homeless families: 630 (2,835 people)
  • number of deaths 18
  • number of injuries 7
  • So, you could calculate total homeless 630 divided by 7 wards = 90
  • 90 x 9 wards = 810 projected total homeless in Mankha VDC
  • 810 households x 79 wards in Sindhupalchowk = 63,990 households
  • 63,990 households x 4.5 per household = 287,955 people homeless…which is pretty much everyone in the district. This is crude calculation, but it ties in with the report that over 95% of homes were destroyed.

Dipendra is going to attempt a delivery of relief supplies to Mankha tomorrow (May 1, 2015), based on whether or not he can find shelter materials.  We sent him $8,000 for this initial delivery, and he will use that money to make Deliveries to ward 4 in Mankha (where the school is) to help 153 families (765 people) and word 1 in Dhuskun for 80 families or 400 people.  

Dipendra says that the biggest needs are for shelter, food, cooking utensils and hygiene materials.  Not medical supplies, although it should be noted that Namlo hasn’t conducted any health assessment.  Dipendra reports that he can’t find tents or plastic sheeting anywhere in Kathmandu.

Because the needs in the district are so enormous, he also has security concerns, and is worried that the small deliveries might get ransacked.  He will be coordinating with the Mankha principal to make sure that the community has prioritized who gets the deliveries before he arrives so the chance of chaos is reduced, and that the community can also provide some security on the road up to Mankha if possible.  He is also checking to see if he can arrange police or military protection. Two other options are to deliver it to the government, but we would have no assurances where the supplies would go; or to contract with another ngo to do the deliveries.

There are no other organizations helping Mankha, Dhuskun or Yarmasing.  I will try to set more specific fundraising targets for these operations, because obviously $8000 is small compared to the overall needs.  

Dipendra Joshi reports on April 30, 2015 “I called to Principal and President of School Management Committee of Mankha. According to them, today officials from GON, reached at Khadichaur and started to distribute rice and other food items. So, they requested to Namlo to bring tents or light tents. I have searched here in Kathmandu for tents but couldn’t able to find tents. So,  I have called to my friend of neighbor district of my home district. Now he has start to searched  there. So, after his reply I’ll send the detail of materials  what we’ll distribute to victims.”

Sarita Pandey reported on April 28th “The school supported by Namlo at Dhuskun is damaged due to earthquake. Some community members have lost their cattle of Dhuskun but fortunately the goats distributed by Namlo are safe. The community building is little bit cracked on walls but pillars, foundation and R CC slab are safe.  Regarding the Arunodaya VDC there is normal situation then Sabhung ,Dhuskun and Mankha but walls of Arunodaya secondary school are damaged by earthquake. Some houses of community are also cracked and people are staying under tent.”

We have very little information about Yarmasing, where Namlo closed operations a few years ago other than reports from Namlo scholarship student Purpha Sherpa that many homes are destroyed. 

3. Funds raised & transferred by Namlo to date (May 1, 2015)

Amount

Source

$7,370

Assorted online – $8,000 transferred to Nepal on 4/30/15

$1,000

Matching grant from Pere Seles and VWCF – not yet received

$5,000

Anonymous foundation – to be spent in Denver – will free up match money from other Namlo Supporter to use for Nepal which will add an additional $5,000 to be used for Nepal – Neither funds have been received as of May 1

Funding Needs Identified for Emergency Phase to Date

Amount Needed

Activity

Location

$87,837

Immediate assistance to 630 families (2,835 people) for provision of emergency shelter materials, food rations, cooking utensils, hygiene materials, transportation, logistics and communications & monitoring

Mankha and Dhuskun communities in Sindhupalchowk

$3,500

Immediate assistance to 13 families (100 people) for provision of emergency shelter materials, food rations, cooking utensils, hygiene materials, transportation, logistics and communications & monitoring

Sabhung community in Tanahu district