Nepal Earthquake

Recent reports on the devastating quakes in Nepal

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When some local Rotarians were there about £1500 was forwarded to District for them to distribute. Another £11k was sent later. All this before the second big eartquake [but, there have been lots of lesser ones, virtually every day]. 

EARTHQUAKE NEPAL

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF WORK

PYARJUNG VDC, LAMJUNG

 

SPONSORED BY:

INTERNATIONAL ROTARY DISTRICT 1040, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

 

1.       Date: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st of May

2.       Original relief target area:  Bhumlichok VDC, Bichaur, Lamjung.

3.       Relief target households: 45 households

4.       Redirected relief target area: Pyarjung VDC, Lamjung, adjacent village  to Bichaur.

Note: Chief District officer (CDO) of Lamjung District has requested redirection of relief aid to Pyarjung village, due to there being duplication in our original target village. CDOs letter is attached for information.

5.       Participating Rotarians: Rtn Narayan Gurung, Capt Haraksing Thapa and Rtn Garja 9local coordinator.

6.       The journey:

a.        The Rotarians left Kathmandu in the morning for a five hours journey to Besisahar. On arrival at Besisahar at around 12 noon, the rest of day was spent sorting out paper work with Chief District Officer (CDO) and logistic (procurement of CGI sheets, hiring of transports).

b.       The following day the group started their journey early, on dirt track all the way to  Pyarjung VDC. On arrival Rotarians were greeted by the locals. After checking and confirming name list of the victims, roll call began. There was a Police presence to ensure Law and order. Each victim received two bundles of CGI sheets ( 9 sheets of 9’ x 3’ sheets in one bundle).  Rotarians headed back to Kathmandu after hand over of CGI sheets on the same day. The names of the beneficiaries are as follows:

c.         

Ser

Name

 

 

1

Ms Aita Kumari Gurung

 

 

2

Mr Prem K Gurung

 

 

3

Mr Ambar B Gurung

 

 

4

Mr Pemba B Gurung

 

 

5

Mr Deu K Gurung

 

 

6

Mr Tirtha B Gurung

 

 

7

Mr Duraj Gurung

 

 

8

Ms As Maya Gurung

 

 

9

Mr Dil B Gurung

 

 

10

Mr Bishnu Gurung

 

 

11

Mr Khem B Gurung

 

 

12

Mr Nawaraj Gurung

 

 

13

Mr Min B BK

 

 

14

Mr Chandra Dhwaj BK

 

 

15

Mr As B Gurung

 

 

16

Mr Aitaman Gurung

 

 

17

Mr Amrit BK

 

 

18

Mr Bishnu BK

 

 

19

Ms Suk Maya BK

 

 

20

Mr Ram B Adhikari

 

 

21

Mr Iswari Adhikari

 

 

22

Mr Prem Psd Neupane

 

 

23

Mr Ramesh Neupane

 

 

24

Mr Narayan Neupani

 

 

25

Mr Bishnu Neupani

 

 

26

Mr Gore Tamang

 

 

27

Mr Purne BK

 

 

28

Ms Suk Maya Tamang

 

 

29

Mr Kalu Tamang

 

 

30

Mr Nawaraj Gurung

 

 

31

Ms Dur Maya Gurung

 

 

32

Mr Man B BK

 

 

33

Mr Dhan B BK

 

 

34

Mr Lal B BK

 

 

35

Mr Chandra B Gurung

 

 

36

Mr Atma Ram Gurung

 

 

37

Mr Til B Gurung

 

 

38

Mr Lal B Biswakarma

 

 

39

Mr Kul B Gurung

 

 

40

Mr Phul B Gurung

 

 

41

Mr Suk B Gurung

 

 

42

Mr Gore BK

 

 

43

Mr Khemraj Tamang

 

 

44

Mr Gyan B BK

 

 

45

Mr Sete Gurung

 

 

 

Expenditure:

Ø  90 bundles of CGI sheets @ Rs7600 per bundle = Rs684,000.00

(two bundle each for 45 households)

Ø  Transport hire 2 x tractors and a zeep Rs55000.00

( two tractors Rs20000.00 each and Rs15000.00 for zeep)

Total: Rs739,000.00

Note: The audited account for all donations from District 1040 will be submitted at the end of post earthquake humanitarian relief work.  

 

Conclusion:

7.       The very first of many post earthquake humanitarian relief work has successfully completed.  Carrying out humanitarian relief work in the remote hills is no easy task. The dirt roads are treacherous and the drivers are “cow boys”. The important stores, such as CGI sheets and tents are still in short supply. In the situation like this one the military back ground of many club members in the Himalayan Gurkhas played a important part in the success of the relief work. Their skills will be fully tested in the future relief work as well.

8.       Although Rotarians were initially disappointed when the CDO redirected their relief work from Bichaur in Bhumlichok to Pyarjung VDC, they were later satisfied that the devastating affect of the earthquake in Pyarjung was as bad as in Bichaur Bhumlichok (photographs of couple of damaged houses at Pyarjung is attached)

9.       For the locals at Pyarjung VDC, the relief aid they received was “Gift from the God” as one person shouted out during the distribution of CGI sheets.

10.    One relief work has successfully completed, there are quite a few more to go.

11.    All those who received relief aid in Pyarjung have requested that their “NAMASTE and Thank you” be passed on to the donors in District 1040, England, which we are proud to do so.

12.    On behalf of every member in RC THE HIMALAYAN GURKHAS, we thank Rotary District1040 for their trust on us.

13.    We are proud to be your trusted Rotarians on the ground. 

 

 

 

 

Signed: xxxxxxx                                                                                                    Signed:xxxxxxx

Rtn Narayan Prasad (KONEH) Gurung                                                               Rtn Major Lilbahadur Gurung MBE

President                                                                                                               IPP


Please click on this link to get the full report from The Rotary Club of The Himalayan Gurkhas, including photographs

Background:

1. Nepal was struck by devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the richter scale AT 11.56AM on Saturday 25th of April 2015. The quake caused massive damage of life and property across the country. Hundreds of thousands of houses have been destroyed, many thousands of which are unsafe to reoccupy. Death toll is increasing day by day. The authorities fear the death toll will exceed 10,000. 2. The quake has brought down many monuments and sacred temples as well as private houses, apartments and shopping malls in the capital Kathmandu. The damage to the villages close to epicenter in Gorkha District was also harrowing.  17 Districts including Kathmandu has had devastating effect of the killer earthquake. 3. Of the 17 earthquake hit districts, three villages from two districts were the ones in which our club members were born and brought up. The damages to the three villages and disruption to their daily needs was enormous. The Nepal Government and many international aid workers are doing their best to help the needy people in remote hill villages. Our intention is to support the three villages from where our club members come from and support them in their rehabilitation effort. Any help we can render to these villages and other nearby locality, in the time of their need would be  extremely worthwhile.. 4. AIM: Club’s  aim is to assist affected people of CHAUKATI, BICHAUR and KHUDI GHANPOKHARA in their rehabilitation phase, so that they will be able to live through Monsoon season. 5. The details of the three villages are as follows:

CHAUKATI VDC – 1, BUNGATHALI SINDHUPALCHOK DISTRICT Google earth map reference: 27*45’36.00”N 85*58’12.00”E Local coordinator: Rotarian Samvu Raj Gurung PHF – Club Treasurer

a. Total households: 28 b. Total population: 82 c. Collapsed houses: 90% d. Damaged houses: 10% Immediate needs/cost: Tents qty 28 (one per fam) @ Rs3500/ = Rs98000/ Blankets qty 41 @ Rs1350 = Rs55350 Rice 60kgs x 82 @ Rs45 = Rs221400/ Lentil 10kgs x 82 @ Rs150 = Rs123000/ Salt 4kgs x 82 @ Rs20 = Rs6560/ Oil 4ltrs x 82 @ Rs125 = Rs41000/ Foam mattress 3metres per fam @Rs105x3x28=Rs8820

Total estimated budget: Rs55,4130/ (USD5541) 1

INFORMATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS CHAUKATI VDC, SINDHUPALCHOK DISTRICT:

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BHUMLICHOK VDC, BICHAUR LAMJUNG DISTRICT Google earth map reference: 28*12’36.00”N 84*36’00.OO”E 

Local coordinator: Rotarian Garja Bahadur Gurung PHF, Director Young Generation

a. Total households: 45 b. Total population: 160 c. Collapsed houses: 80% d. Damaged houses: 20%

The need/cost: CGI sheets 26 gauge 90 bundles @ Rs10600/ = Rs477,000/ Transportation charges: 2 trips @ Rs15000/ = Rs30,000/

Total estimated cost: Rs507000/ (USD5070)

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INFORMATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS BHUMLICHOK VDC, BICHAUR, LAMJUNG

END OF BHUMLICHOK VDC REPORT

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GHANPOKHARA VDC 5 and 7 LAMJUNG DISTRICT Google earth map reference: 28*19’48.00”N 84*18’36.00”E

Local coordinator: Charter President Major Gopal Bahadur Gurung MBE MPHF Chairmain The Rotary Foundation

a. Total household affected: 59 b. Total population: 250 c. Total disruption of drinking water supply: 59 households

Need/cost: 800 meters of 2” PVC pipe @ Rs72 per meter = Rs576,000/ Transportation/plumber cost: Rs30000/

Total estimated cost: Rs606000/ (USD6060)

Total cost:



Chaukati VDC, Sindhupalchol: Rs554130/



Bhumlichok VDC Bichaur: Rs507000/



Ghanpokhara VDC 5and 7: Rs606000/ Grand total: Rs1,667,130/ (USD16,671)

6. Execution: The project will be executed in the phases as follows: a. Phase 1: On receipt of money from the donors/well wishers, the coordinators of each project areas and the club President will begin search for the suppliers. The cost comparisons will be carried and purchase made from the competitive suppliers. b. Phase 2: Transports will be hired and the supplies will be delivered to the affected areas. c. Phase 3: The supplies will be distributed to the affected households in their respected locations/villages. The drinking water restoration work at Ghanpokhara will take much longer. The local coordinator will monitor drinking water restoration work by himself. d. Phase 4: Once all resupply/restoration work is completed, club will prepare a report, supported by the financial audit report and the photographs. The reports will then be sent to the donors/wellwishers.

7. Coordination: Overall coordination of the projects will be club President. He will be ably supported by Community service directors. The local coordinators will play an important part in successful implementation of projects. The coordinators will be accompanied to each effected sites by club members, 3 – 5 in numbers.

8. Timings:



Day 1: Money received



Day 2 – 8: Procurement (Tent and blankets are short supply)



Day 9: Leave for earthquake affected areas.



Days 10-11: Distribution of materials



Day 12 : Return from affected areas



Day 13 and 14 Recovery



Day 15 – 17: Report submission to donors

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9. Conclusion: The devastating earthquake of 25th April 2015 has left Nepal devastated. Many thousands of houses have been rendered unusable, many families have been wiped out and the damage to property has been catastrophic. It will take months if not years for the victims to regain their selfness. We in the Rotary club of the Himalayan Gurkhas are trying to do what is best in the time of need to the people in need. 10. Your kind support to the good cause will be much appreciated by all. Every penny received from the donors will be used for good cause of the needy people. Audit report will be submitted to all donors at the end of the project. 11. Thank you

Yours in Rotary:

Signed: xxxxxxxxxxxxx Signed:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rotarian Narayan Prasad (Koneh) Gurung PHF Major Lilbahadur Gurung MBE MPHF President Director Community service projects Rotary Club of The Himalayan Gurkhas Rotary Club of The Himalayan Gurkhas 

Date: 10th May 2015