Bridge to Nepal Blog

Friday, May 1, 2015

More Relief Aid Planned for Gorkha District

Map of the areas most effected by the earthquake.  Our main focus right now is the Gorkha District.
The death toll has surpassed 6,200. Thousands are still missing. Our team has been in Kathmandu for the past two days, making connections with aid groups on the ground and trying to find a way to work around the roadblocks being put up by the local governments. Thankfully, our team is well connected and has found favor in the eyes of many government officials.

The government has been stopping trucks on the road and confiscating supplies and there are rumors that they are doing the same with money. Our team has to be very careful with how to proceed.

On Saturday morning, the team is planning to bring relief supplies to 140 families in the Lalitpur and Bhaktpur districts. On Sunday, they plan to return to Gorkha with folks from Water Missions International who have partnered with us to help bring clean water to the villages in the Gorkha District. Ten villages have been identified in that area who are desperately in need of clean water at this time.

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