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Nepal earthquake response: work in progress

The Nepalese Government reported that 7,365 people have died and 14,355 have been injured because of the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April.
This first earthquake destroyed 191,058 homes and damages 175,162 homes, OCHA reports.

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On 12 May another 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in Kathmandu surrounding areas.
At least 27 people have died and 1,129  have been injured.
About 8,100 people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance.
Some buildings collapsed and new damage to housing and infrastuctures has been reported.
Many people lost everything and sleep in the open. Health conditions are precarious and the possibility of waterborne disease outbreaks increases.

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In Kathmandu Valley, 58 camps have been set up and 52,000 tarpaulins have been distributed in order to welcome about 37,500 internally displaced people (IDPs).
Providing shelter in remote areas is a priority but also one of the greatest logistical challenges, namely with the forthcoming monsoon season forecasted to begin in about six weeks.
All the IDPs require essential information concerning their damaged houses and their security.
Architecture sans Frontières International «is setting up a network of build environment organisations and practitioners who can provide technical support to assess needs and resources and help plan the long-term rebuilding process».
ASF International is planning the next steps with EWB and some local actors.
Kito Onlus and its President, Paola Vecchiato, are ready to play their role being Kito specialized in post-disaster intervention.
For many reasons our mobile structure “KITO HUT” could be an adequate response for this humanitarian emergency both for medical or educational purposes.
All our KITO HUTs are medium shipping container size (so easily transportable), they don’t need permanent foundations, they are energy auto-sustainable and they can be used as storage containers.

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