Khalsa Aid Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal, Dispatches Rapid Response Team for Relief Efforts
29th November Latest Statement: Nepal Earthquake
After completing our initial assessments, we successfully concluded the first phase of our relief efforts. Approximately 700 to 800 meals were prepared daily by paid locals and dedicated volunteers, sustaining communities for a continuous 14-day period. It is estimated that these efforts provided nourishment to over 10,000 individuals.
In addition to the daily meals, our team worked diligently to assemble food parcels tailored for remote villages situated at very high altitudes. These parcels were dispatched through specialised personnel capable of ensuring their safe and efficient delivery.
As we transition into the second phase of our relief initiative, our focus is on preparing 1000 food parcels. Simultaneously, our team is exploring the possibility of distributing 500 blankets and 500 tarpaulins, aiming to address both immediate and long-term needs within the affected communities.
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Start of Aid Relief – 4th November 2023
On November 3rd, 2023, Nepal was struck by a powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre in Barekot, Jajarkot District. Jajarkot District, situated within Nepal's Karnali Province, is known for its rugged and challenging landscape.
According to the local Government data, the earthquake has so far claimed the lives of over 150 individuals in Jajarkot alone. Local authorities continue to work tirelessly to ascertain the full extent of the tragedy. Currently, more than 500 individuals are reported to be injured, and over 4000 homes have been destroyed.
The affected communities are in dire need of immediate relief, including medical assistance, sustenance, and shelter. Shurkhet, strategically located, is poised to serve as a vital resource centre for coordinating aid efforts.
In response to this crisis, Khalsa Aid is mobilising a team to conduct thorough assessments, determining the most pressing needs of the affected populations. Our ground teams are preparing to distribute hot meals and essential items to assist those in critical condition.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by this earthquake. Our teams are committed to working tirelessly to provide immediate and short-term relief to the affected communities in Nepal, recognising the urgency of the situation,” said Ravinder Singh (CEO Khalsa Aid)