GOAL teams on the ground in Nepal are continuing to distribute emergency supplies to vulnerable families living in isolated villages that were hardest hit by the earthquake of April 25th.
GOAL shelter kits have already been delivered to vulnerable families in Dhadhingh, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindupalchock - four of the 12 most-affected districts around Kathmandu – with many more villagers set to receive similar supplies in the coming days.
With thousands left homeless, the emergency kits include blankets, tarpaulins and mats to protect families and small children from the cold; a hygiene kit; towels, a jerry can; a bucket and several more urgently required items.
Medical tents were also handed over to the Nepalese health department to support the establishment of outpatient departments close to district hospitals destroyed by the quake.
GOAL’s Regional Director, Darren Hanniffy, one of the first international aid workers to reach some of the remote villages in the days following the disaster, confirmed that hundreds of families living in isolated, mountainous areas around the capital have yet to receive adequate humanitarian assistance.
“Landslides caused by the original quake and the aftershocks that followed it continue to block roads and hamper the relief effort. There is a strong GOAL team on the ground in Nepal and we are reaching families in these remote upland communities. However, others still desperately require assistance and we are working night and day with local partners to ensure every family receives the support they need.”