Emergency work undertaken by The Himalayan Trust Nepal
In response to the earthquake disaster in the Solukhumbu district, Himalayan Trust Nepal held an emergency meeting on April 29th to evaluate the situation of Solukhumbu, to identify immediate and long-term priorities. Himalayan Trust Nepal coordinated with partner organizations, District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC), District Education Office (DEO), Chief District Officer (CDO), donor agencies and local school management committees to respond to the earthquake disaster from frequent aftershocks.
On 10th May another HTN meeting was held as a follow up on the discussions of the previous meeting. The desired outcome of the discussion was to appoint a Project Manager and engineers on fixed term contract; discuss the current situation with DDMC, CDO, and DEO. HTN is to coordinate reconstruction from Salleri up to the Khumbu region.
For immediate relief, the total of 992 tarpaulins was delivered to the earthquake victims in Solukhumbu. In the first week of June, a number of sleeping bags and tents were also sent to the most affected area of Solukhumbu district. The HTN also coordinated with other local stakeholders for the distribution of relief materials.