Oxfam delivering aid in Nepal

Emergencies, In the field article written on the 05 May 2015

Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Intermon

Oxfam has been delivering aid for more than a week — building pit toilets, providing shelter and clean water and distributing hygiene kits to families in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake.

We’ve already started working in seven districts: three in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur) and four rural districts (Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot and Dhading). With widespread damage to water systems and sanitation, disease remains a threat. With the rainy season starting in June, there is a huge risk of disease — especially cholera. Thanks to your generous support, we can continue to ramp up our relief efforts in Nepal — with an aim to initially reach 430,000 people with emergency water, sanitation, shelter, food and seeds. So far, Oxfam has helped more than 60,000 people and delivered almost 200,000 litres of clean water. The following images are from Tundikhel camp — one of the biggest Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps in Kathmandu. An 11,000 litre water tank has been installed and 20 pit toilets have been constructed. Oxfam delivering aid in NepalOxfam delivering aid in NepalOxfam delivering aid in NepalOxfam delivering aid in NepalOxfam delivering aid in NepalOxfam delivering aid in Nepal Oxfam delivering aid in Nepal Read more details about Oxfam’s response in Nepal. All photos by Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Intermon.