Truckloads Of Tarps Arrive As ShelterBox Continues Its Aid Push In Rain-Swept Nepal

Originally posted on ShelterBox Australia's Blog:

Nepalese villager help unload a truck of Shelterbox aid Local volunteers assist in delivering ShelterBox aid to the people of Pipaldanda in Nepal

Intense rainfall, flash flooding, landslides, and difficult  traveling conditions. Nepal, devastated by two major earthquakes, is suddenly in the grip of its monsoon season. But international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox, in the latest phase of a response that is now into its third month, is on the way with urgently needed equipment to help communities shelter and rebuild.

ShelterBox’s team in Nepal has just taken delivery of three truckloads of aid that have made the long overland journey from Delhi in India. The 12,000 waterproof tarpaulins are now safely stored in a Kathmandu warehouse operated by partner organisation, the Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development (ACTED).

A further shipment of 2,500 tarps has arrived by air from ShelterBox stock in Dubai, and is now bound for the rural district of Sindhupalchok, close to the epicentre of…

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Video: Keeping crucial medical care going in Nepal

Originally posted on ShelterBox Australia's Blog:

A patient at a medical facility in one of the mountainous regions north of Kathmandu (Liam Arthur/ShelterBox) A patient at a medical facility in one of the mountainous regions north of Kathmandu (Liam Arthur/ShelterBox)

When the earthquakes shook Nepal earlier this year, it wasn’t only homes that were wrecked, but vital resources like hospitals and clinics too.
Shortly after the second earthquake took place, ShelterBox response team members Nicola Hinds (UK) and Mike Peachey (NZ) travelled to a small community near Trisuli, north of Kathmandu to assist medical staff at the Kharanitaar Primary Health Post.
The clinic, which is the one of the major facilities in the incredibly mountainous region of Nepal, was left badly damaged after the earthquake. Cracks in the walls had weakened the buildings so much that they were no longer safe to use.
While the clinic had been provided with tents to use as an operating theatre and a birthing centre, there was nowhere for the medical staff to sleep.
As Nicola explains…

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