DHC New Life Centre Earthquake News

16 August 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Our visit here has shown us that Kathmandu has survived the earthquakes pretty well with some damage scattered throughout the city, but nothing like the devastation in the middle hills and higher hills villages.

At first glance it looks bad here as there are 9 big earthquake refugee camps, but these are filled with mainly people the 4 most devastated districts where 16 villages were totally destroyed. I brought a donation of 60 articles of baby clothes from NZ, but when I discovered that there were more than 50 new babies in the Chhuchepati camp close by on a small patch of vacant land, we went shopping and bought a heap more. Amrit organised with the camp manager and we visited at 7am on Wednesday.

There are 7123 people living mostly under very makeshift shelters of plastic, that in this monsoon time are less than adequate, and of course there is mud everywhere. The organisation for distribution was impressive, no pushing, shoving, or shouting, just gratitude to for very small bit of help we could provide. It was certainly another of those humbling experiences. Sue's and My roles reversed here as she became the potographer..I had asked her to just take some pics of Allan's donations from NZ, but two of the camp organisers had other ideas! There were calls of "photoman" each time she engaged in conversation or looked like missing a shot, so I have heaps of photos. They were took great delight in cheerfully bossing her around!! Although an Australian organisation have provided a large school tent, only 45 of the kids living there are having schooling there.


Best regards to you all
Rose
Admin Adviser

24 July 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

If you wish to keep up with the ongoing aftershocks in Nepal please go to the http://earthquaketrack.com website which tracks the most recent quakes.


Best regards to you all
Rose
Admin Adviser

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15 June 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Last week a local government engineer came to our care house to check the building. He checked the breaks in the plaster of the building and was able to ascertain that the inside of the walls were fine and only plaster was cracked so he said the building is safe to stay in. Aftershocks are also now decreasing so we have returned to sleep inside the building but we are very grateful that we have all we need to return outside if another aftershock damages our building. Again we thank you for your help in this very difficult time.


Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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02 June 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Here are some photos of the new, waterproof, tent we bought with your generous donations. Thank you again and again.

New Earthquake Tent
New Post Earthquake Tent
New Earthquake Tent Interior
Interior New Post Earthquake Tent
New Earthquake Tent Interior
Interior New Post Earthquake Tent
New Earthquake Tent
Night in New Post Earthquake Tent
Night Time
Night Time Interior
Night Time
Night Time Zipped Shut To Keep Warm

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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27 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste - the following was written by student Manoj Subedi updating his experiences of the earthquake and on going aftershocks.

A Month After The Earthquake

I am very happy to read your message and have love from you. It is my responsibility to take care of the children as this is my home and this is our family. As I am the oldest brother now at the House the responsibility itself comes to us.

Now I think they may have got relief materials to the people of my village but I am not sure. It is very wonderful that my family member weren't hurt but we are sad too because many people have lost there life in this earthquake. I think it is very bad to face the natural disasters but no one can stop them and no one can know about its arrival.

You know after the earthquake we are still having aftershocks as well as heavy rainfall with thunder leading for the flood and landslides in some areas and some of the villages are now not safe to stay so the people of those villages have to be shifted in other safe place and some had been already shifted.

Last but not least, we all the DHC family are having good time and safe on our new tent and I have heard that our school resumes from on coming Sunday as our school building is safe and the destructive earthquake has not done any damaged to the school building. I wish to go school soon as this is my last year of school level.

Manoj Subedi.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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20 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

I have bought a tent yesterday, 20th May 2015, which is big size and all the DHC New Life Centre family slept last night in that tent. At this time there is a shortage of tent floors in Kathmandu so we have made a floor out of bamboo and that is good. We paid Rs 12,000 for tent,and that was a 50% discount without the floor.

Thank you all for your generous donations that now enables the family to sleep in a dry and waterproof tent.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee, Director.

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13 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Yesterday we had a 7.3 aftershock. We, all the DHC family, are ok. We have moved back outside and are again camping in the field near the Care House.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee, Director.

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05 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Thank you so much for your assistance. Today the banks opened and we were able to access some your donated funds. Your continued assistance would be most appreciated and our emergency needs are detailed below. Thank you again.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee, Director.

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04 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste

Thank you so much for your caring and concern for all the DHC New Life Centre Family in the week since the major and distastrous earthquake that struck Nepal on 25th April.

Since that time we are camping in a field near to the Care House, and it is wonderful that all the family members are safe. because of the aftershocks and some damage to the Care House is not yet safe to return there.

Our emergency needs are not able to be covered by our normal annual budget, so if you can help even with a small donation at this time we will be very grateful.

First Earthquake Tent
Our Post Earthquake Tent
First Earthquake Tent Interior
Inside Our Post Earthquake Tent
First Earthquake Tent With Tarp
Tent With A Rain Cover Over Top
  1. Specially we need one month extra food and cooking gas storage which is Around U.S.$ 500. The prices for these are now very expensive in Kathmandu.

  2. Our home side toilet is cracked so we need to make new which cost is around U.S.$ 500.

  3. We need to get the structural engineer to check the cracks in the Care House walls. The charge is around $100.00.

  4. We need cleaning things for inside home and outside approx U.S.$ 100.

  5. We need emergency health money because after big disaster we may have diseases from bad water and camping in the rain U.S.$ 500

  6. We need to buy more safety water for children drinking and cooking food at least 3/4 month U.S.$ 200.

  7. Also I like to buy a emergency bag for each of the children so if any more big earthquakes come this will be useful useful, where we put some dry food and bottled water.. for that we need U.S.$ 200.

  8. Also 15 sleeping bags would be very useful. Which is around U.S.600.

Total U.S.$ 2,700.

Donations can be made with either credit card or a paypal account to www.trifc.org on the donations page.Please ensure that in the"Message To Seller" line you request that the donation go to DHC New Life Centre Nepal. TRIFC organisation are wonderful donors and supporters of our organisation and this year have donated all the money for the East-Pole school fees.

If you prefer donations can also be made to the DHC New Life Centre Bank account, as we think the Banks will be open again soon in Kathmandu.

The Bank details are:

Donations Account

Bank: Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank(NCC Bank) Ltd.
Address: Chabahil-7, Kathmandu
Account holder: Disabled and Helpless Children New Life Centre Nepal
Account Number: 0140001538801
Swift Code: NBOCNPKA

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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02 May 2015

Dear Donors and Supporters
Namaste - the following was written by student Manoj Subedi who is in Class 10 and gives an insight into his experience of the earthquake.

Manoj's Account of The Nepali Earthquake

You already know about the most devastating earthquake that hit Nepal a week ago around mean time of 11:57 AM. It was a very bad experience of my life , at first I feel like a playing swing but often when I find myself that it is an earthquake and couldn't control my own body within a second a very bad feelings started to raise into my mind .

Since, the most big earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday we are often feeling many small earthquake and may it continue in the future too. We have slept on the tent since the earthquake at the ground which is situated on the back of our house.

Many Nepalese people are homeless due to the quake. Many cultural sites and important places are destroyed because of the earthquake. Nepal is facing a lot of problems due to the earthquake as there are many people who are homeless and are not getting shelter to stay. They are even not getting food and drink in some of the remote areas of country because there is no place to land even the helicopter . The earthquake has brought a massive destruction which seems to be the beyond the control of government as many people are still facing the problem of basic needs of food , shelter, clothes etc.

We are also spending the days under fear but not much as others. We are feeling very bad for the death of many peoples. In DHC we are feeling more safe as we are staying on the ground outside and are spending days well. We are having the food as usual and spending the days by playing . Often we are feeling the quakes. The days are going well as we felt sleeping in the tent as the camping . Everything are going well.

Yesterday I received the phone call from my village as my mother called me and she said that everyone of my family are safe but the quake has brought the heavy destruction to our house at village which means that my family has become homeless and they are spending the days in the field by protecting their bodies with plastic in the open space from rain. This is all the condition after the massive destruction by the earthquake.

Manoj Subedi.

Best regards to you all
Amrit Pudasainee,
Director.

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