Disaster Relief Camp
Khansang V.D.C , Sindhuli, Nepal
A majority of Magar and Brahmin castes are living here. About 70 percent of all houses have totally collapsed. Many of the people developed some mental illness after the shocks. Since SAR DOGS Nepal's staff went there to make temporary shelters for Ambar Magar’s parents; he informed the SAR DOGS NEPAL’s office about the situation of his area. i.e Khansang V.D.C. in Sindhuli. There live more than 5000 people. The people were in need of tarpaulins for temporary shelters and for medical aid. This was their first priority.
Day 1 (May 20)
Our SAR Disaster Relief team travelled by micro bus with medicines from Pokhara towards Narayanghat and there they purchased 680 sheets of tarpaulins size: 9 ft X 12 ft. Then they hired another 4WD Bolero jeep.
One group moved from Narayanghat around 4pm by jeep with medicines and tarpaulins, while the other group was purchasing the remaining medicines and moved on around 6pm. The first travelled whole night and reached Sindhulimadi, the main market place while the second group stayed overnight at Hetauda Bazaar.
Day 2 (May 21)
Early in the morning at 5:30am the second group moved towards Sindhulimadi and joined the first group there around 10:30am. Both team had their lunch there and moved towards Khansang VDC, Sindhuli. The teams reached the target are at around 2:00pm. In Khansang the government has established the Distribution Centre and calling it Shree Sunkoshi Higher Ma. Vi.
On this day there already was an organization who distributed food supplies for needy families. Since most of the villagers were there, we also planned to distribute our supplies there. We met with the Village Development Committee Secretary, Shankar Paudel, Police In-charge: Raj Kumar Thami and Army Captain: Yam Bahadur Thami and discussed.
Then In coordination with local representatives, police and army we distributed tarpaulins for the villagers. At the same time our health team did set up health camp on the other side of the school. On this day about 100 people got their health checkups. We worked till 7:00pm and stopped our medical camp. All together we distributed 585 pieces of tarpaulins for villagers and 22 tarpaulins for 6 schools.
Day 3 (May 22)
Early in the morning after having tea, the SAR team started setting the medical camp. The villagers had already gathered at the school premise. On this day about 176 people got health checkups and received medicines accordingly. Altogether 276 people got medical treatment. After we finished with our relief camp around 3:30pm, the SAR team moved towards Pokhara via Kathmandu (this is a shorter way to reach Pokhara).The SAR team stayed overnight on the way in a micro bus.
Day 4 (May 23)
At 3:30am the teams moved to Pokhara and reached Pokhara at 7:30am.