LWR's emergency response funding is now more than $1 million and we are actively raising funds for additional programming. We are working in the rural areas of the quake epicenter, where we already have active projects. Staff from LWR's Emergency Operations unit are arriving now to assist our Nepal staff on the ground.
LWR is shipping:
- 9,240 Quilts and 1,000 Personal Care Kits, providing comfort and dignity
- 100 water filtration units so safe water is available
We are working with our local partners and the international relief community to plan our early emergency response and will continue to communicate as our plans take shape.
Our initial response will respond to the most immediate needs on the ground and will include the distribution of household goods, temporary shelter and cash vouchers to ensure that those who have lost their livelihoods are able to meet their basic needs during this difficult period.
LWR's country office in Nepal is located in the capital of Kathmandu and we were currently already working in the area of the quake epicenter, Lamjung District, where 75% of the houses are reported to have been destroyed. LWR works in Nepal to assist populations that are food insecure, as well as those that are vulnerable to frequent natural hazards, such as floods, landslides and earthquakes.