Nepal Situation Report 13: Hygiene kits and latrines prevent diseases in Nepal | Mission East

Nepal Situation Report 13: Hygiene kits and latrines prevent diseases in Nepal

Nepal Situation Report 13

8,480 families of the earthquake struck area of Sindhupalchowk district now have access to emergency relief items, clean water and hygiene kits.

Six months have passed since the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquakes of April and May hit Nepal. Mission East along with its partners have been working in one of the hardest hit districts of the country, Sindhupalchowk.

With Mission East’s support, 8,480 families have received essential emergency relief items such as water containers, soap, hygiene kits, and shelter materials. Dedicated support to community water supply rehabilitation, school and health post latrines and health & hygiene promotion activities are ongoing with special measures to include vulnerable beneficiaries such as people with disabilities and socially excluded castes.

On 21st September, following the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal, there has been both public jubilation and subsequent strikes/social unrest particularly in the southern plains adjoining India. The unrest has resulted in a blockade of imported goods and fuel from the Indian border creating a challenging situation for our ongoing response and recovery work. Despite these challenges, Mission East remains determined to reach the affected families with essential support. Nepal also has its most important festival of Dasain in the weeks ahead, so the Mission East team is working extra hard to deliver as much aid as possible before the holidays.