Contribution to the Federation Emergency Appeal Nepal Earthquake
On 25 April 2015 an earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Nepal (the area between Kathmandu and Pokhara). The Epicenter was located 80 km northwest of Kathmandu with hundreds of aftershocks registered.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 33,481.398 on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRC) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 75,000 people (or 15,000 households) over a total timeframe of 18 months, with a focus on
- emergency health and care,
- emergency shelter and settlements (including basic household items),
- restoring family links (RFL),
- safe and dignified burials,
- National Red Cross Society institutional preparedness and capacity development and
- community preparedness and risk reduction.
Within this humanitarian aid effort, the contribution of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) of EUR 530.000 enables the IFRC to support a total of 71.000 people (or 14.200 households) with the following standardized relief items (subject to changes based on (i) the currently ongoing needs assessments and (ii) rapidly changing costs for transport):
• 10.000 foldable jerry cans, each 10 litres, for 10.000 beneficiaries.
• 10.000 tarpaulins (4x6m) for 10.000 beneficiaries.
• 10.000 hygiene parcels each for one family ( thus for 50.000 beneficiaries)
• 200pcs family tents 16m2 each for one family (1.000 beneficiaries).