Women in Nepal are living in fear of abuse because of the lack of privacy and security afforded by temporary shelters, Oxfam said today.
The international community must support the Nepalese government to grasp a golden opportunity to rebuild the country and make it more resilient to future disasters.
Thanks to your support, we have been able to reach over 150,000 people affected by the massive earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April.
Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam’s country director in Nepal said: “This is a double disaster leaving many of the survivors of the first earthquake shocked and fearful of further tremors.
Nepal has been struck again by a major earthquake. We urgently need your help to save lives. Please donate
Anu, 7, decided to help other community volunteers to prepare Oxfam hygiene kits for distribution in Sankhu, Nepal.
Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged to such an extent that it is not safe for them to return.
Three trucks carrying tarpaulins, foam sheets, water containers, chlorine tablets and solar lamps have left Gorkhpur and another two have departed Kolkata with water filters and latrine construction materials.
The people of Nepal are in dire need of shelter, clean water, food and medical treatment. Thanks to your support, we have started providing clean water and sanitation facilities to earthquake survivors in camps, and are assessing needs in rural areas.
A bottleneck of people and supplies at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport combined with nationwide fuel shortages, blocked roads and difficult terrain is hampering the efforts of aid agencies and emergency services to reach earthquake survivors.