After the earthquake, Dilkumar Thapa Magar and his family members fled from Sindhupalchok, outside of Kathmandu. His house and farm were completely destroyed. Dilkumar and his family met up with his sister-in-law, Manisha, in Kathmandu.
A week after the Earthquake, the two families are living in a makeshift tent on the street in Kathmandu. They do not have clean clothes or sufficient food or water. They are afraid to return to their home in Sindhupalchok – one of the worst hit areas. One in four casualties from the earthquake have come from this region.
Action Against Hunger’s emergency response team first landed in Kathmandu and addressed the needs of people in the capital. In the following days, the ACF team will be heading to Dilkumar’s hometown, Chautara, a remote area East of Kathmandu, in Sindhupalchok, where the main road ends. ACF will bring nutritional care and assistance for babies, breastfeeding mothers and the most vulnerable people. ACF is working in close collaboration with Médecins du Monde France who will provide health care and are treating injured people. ACF is also collaborating with Solidarité Internationale, who will be providing water solutions and hygiene support. Between the three organizations, the needs of families like Dilkumar’s will be met.