NRCS to help construct 250 temporary shelters for earthquake victims in Sudurpaschim

MAHENDRANAGAR: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is assisting to construct 250 temporary shelters for the earthquake victims in Sudurpaschim Province.

NRCS is providing this assistance with financial support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Multiple earthquakes that struck the province during the first week of this month had caused more damage in Bajhang and Bajura districts.

NRCS, Emergency Operations Centre coordinator Santosh Neupane said the NRCS is going to construct 250 temporary shelters with toilets for the earthquake-affected families in Bajhang and Bajura districts.

“We have already written to the districts for the construction of the shelters with toilets. We will complete the construction within one month,” he said, adding that works on building the shelters will start soon.

He said the amount would also be provided to 600 affected families of the two districts at the rate of Rs 15,000 each for purchasing the essentials.

The NRCS had distributed tarpaulin sheets, blankets, jerry cans, mats and other logistics, reaching to the quake affected families of various municipalities in Bajhang and Bajura districts immediately after the disaster.

NRCS distributed different materials including 415 tarpaulin sheets and 377 blankets to the earthquake-affected families in Bajhang and 515 tarpaulin sheets and 413 blankets, among other relief materials to the needy families in Bajura.

According to the NRCS, a total of 9,876 families are affected in Bajhang. Out of these, the houses of 2,522 families have been completely destroyed and of 7,354 families partially damaged.

Similarly, 6178 families were affected in Bajura. Out of them, the houses of 1,441 families were completely destroyed and of 4,737 families partially damaged by the tremors.



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