MCC, through local partners, is now distributing relief supplies to people in Nepal affected by the earthquake. We are distributing food, blankets, tarps, flashlights, water treatment supplies, soap and kitchen utensils.
Below are photographs of some of the people receiving assistance.
Anita Lama, 71, stands in front of her damaged house in Lalitpur, Nepal. Lama’s family had two houses in their yard and now both are unlivable. They have been living under tarps since the earthquake occurred.
Lama (right) and her family received relief materials from MCC, distributed through our Nepalese partner the Rural Institution of Community Development (RIOCD). Before getting sleeping mats from MCC, they were sleeping on a plastic sheet on the ground. They were only able to retrieve a small amount of their stored rice and other food from their kitchen. MCC also provided the family with three weeks of food (rice, lentils and oil).
Anita Lama’s house after the earthquake.
Hari Ghimire walks on the path by his house in Dalchoki, Lalitpur District in Nepal. Ghimire’s house was destroyed in the earthquake.
Hari Ghimire and his wife Nirmala hold the tarp and sleeping mats they received from MCC, through RIOCD.
(All photos were taken by Binod Deshar, a program coordinator at MCC Nepal)
Pushing a tractor full of relief supplies up a gravelly hill. These supplies are part of MCC's relief response in the Okhaldhunga District. Through our local partner Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) families will receive enough food to last a household of five, for three weeks. They will also receive emergency shelter materials, blankets and cooking supplies, flashlights, water treatment supplies and soap. MCC Photo/Durga Sunchiuri
Relief supplies ready for distribution in the Okhaldhunga District. MCC photo/Durga Sunchiuri
Burnamay Khatri, age 28, received relief food from MCC through local partner, Group of Helping Hands in Okhaldhunga. Khatri's home was destroyed after the earthquake. She has three children. MCC photo/Durga Sunchiuri