Due to the generosity of Canadians, The Salvation Army in Canada will provide food support (rice, dhaal, oil and salt) to 8,000 people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. These items will be distributed in 25 villages in the Tsum and Nubri Valleys, located in the northern part of the district of Ghorka.
The project will be done in partnership with Mountain Child, a registered charity in the US working in remote areas of Nepal. The Salvation Army will provide food relief where supplies are critically low and where up to 90 percent of homes were completely destroyed.
Before the earthquake, the only way to reach the villages was on foot. However, all hiking trails were destroyed in the quake and all relief materials must be carried in on helicopters.
Meanwhile, The Salvation Army’s response continues with support from around the world. Assessment visits are still taking place. Shelter supplies from India are on their way. Food distribution is taking place in many areas and some families walk up to three hours to claim their goods before carrying them home.
The Salvation Army continues to attend United Nations cluster group meetings, ensuring that we respond to the places of greatest need in the country.
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