Update #4 to Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6

Here are some of the key stats for our work to support Nepal

Over 400  people are currently working on the deployment. Round the world. Round the clock.

We’ve divided into separate teams working on Urgent Needs, Photo & Image collection, Affected Areas, Camp info, Offers of Assistance and 3W (Who, what, where).

There are hundreds of  lines of data in our information documents which are being fed live to a whole host of humanitarian agencies.

But numbers don’t really tell the story. In fact it’s easy to forget that behind those numbers are real stories, involving real people.

Like this, terrible, story

A message came into our urgent needs team from a woman working with Teach for Nepal. She came back yesterday from Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst affected districts but is neglected at the moment.

She is traumatised. The kids she taught for one year are mostly dead now. She along with her colleagues even pulled out 40 bodies themselves including one of her own colleagues. She had walked a mile with her colleagues body to bury her.

She said:

The focus is on the main areas of Sindhupalchowk only. No organisations/relief has yet to reach the village as it is really a remote place.

Almost 80-90% houses are wiped out according to locals. The focus has been on Kathmandu and city areas but we cannot forget our brothers and sisters from these remote places. I know our security personnels from Nepal are doing as much as they can

We need all the necessary items for the people who survived and rescue people who are still trapped. The roads are still inaccessible but it might get better by the time we mobilise resources for the people. Please help me spread this message widely and be able to reach the right organisation and our government to send rescue team immediately.

Jus from SBTF spoke to her. Jus said

The way she spoke, it was totally heartbreaking to listen to. The village is totally destroyed. She just kept saying her poor students, describing the situation in detail. No one should have to go through that. The people feel totally abandoned like no one cares.

She has agreed to return to give us an up to date report on the situation and a list of needs. We will then forward to relevant responders and get a time frame they can be there.

We posted two other stories yesterday.

Deployment extended

This deployment has been extended to 2200 UTC May 6 2015

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One comment on “Update #4 to Nepal earthquake deployment | Extended until May 6
  1. James says:

    This is really a trying time for the people of Nepal but they would really come out stronger. Thanks for all those that have sent relief materials

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