Liebe Freunde,
ich habe soeben mit Arun, meiner Familie in Kathmandu gesprochen. Er konnte alles bestätigen, was Hari, unsere Kontaktperson geschrieben hat. Ich sende Ihnen die etwas gekürzte Mail.

Arun sagt weiter, "dass die Regierung noch nicht an die Familien das versprochene Geld (ca.€2000) an die Familien gegeben hat, die ohne Dach über dem Kopf dastehen, auch nicht die €150. für beschädigte Häuser. Jetzt werden weitere Zelte benötigt, da die Menschen noch alle im Freien schlafen und dann sollen "Schutzhäuser" entstehen (sog. tunnel houses - ca. €130.).. Doch zurzeit darf nichts gebaut werden. Armee, Polizei und viele NGO's arbeiten eifrig und trotzdem sind Dörfer noch ohne Schutz und Nahrung, andere Dörfer haben von allem zu viel bekommen. Jeden Tag gibt es Nachbeben und die Erd- und Schlammlawinen verursachen zusätzliche Schäden". Arun und seine Familien danken für die vielen "helping hands".

Storm compounds lives under tent Dear all memberes of freunde nepals e.v . We have again problems from natural digester as river blooked & Storm. Storm compounds lives under tent High winds and thundershowers on Saturday evening added to the hardships of people taking refuge in tents in open spaces after the April 25 earthquake displaced them. Heavy storms accompanied by brief rainfall hit the Capital and the surrounding districts, killing at least one person and affecting thousands living in makeshift shelters. Dust storms covered many places in the Capital starting at 5pm.

Thousands living in open spaces in Kathmandu and its outskirts were affected by the sudden storm and rain. The wind blew away hundreds of tents and the brief downpours made the belongings wet.Kali Gandaki  river has been blocked.Magdi river has been blocked 7 KM way from Beni Bajar. Beni Bajar has been emptied out. River started rising , more land slide started already. Residences have been removed from the danger location. This disaster happened after the land slide blocked the river. Monsoon rains are due to lash Nepal for over two months starting late May, with rebuilding expected to begin after the skies clear.

But more than weathering this under a flimsy layer of tarpaulin, many of Nepals new homeless fear for their safety. Earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar and sent thousands of panicked residents on to the streets of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. It had a magnitude of 7.3, compared with the 7.8 of the 25 April quake. At least 48 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured, officials say. These earthquakes undoubtedly affected many more people in Nepal.They have heightened Disaster Medical Response, set up temporary emergency services in the courtyard and put our medical team on high alert.

There’s an enormous gap between the number of tents that are getting to devastated communities and the enormous need (one million tents, by the latest government estimate). There is great urgency given that the annual monsoon rains are about to begin in earnest. Victims have been sharing food and staying outside. Health organizations and officials appealed for urgent assistance in Nepal on Monday as shortages of food and water sparked fears disease would spread among survivors of the country’s deadly earthquake.

Sincerely Yours,Hari

Gisela Stäbler