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Homeless Nepalis sleep in the open as monsoon rains approach - clear plastic sheets

by:Cailong     2019-07-20
Homeless Nepalis sleep in the open as monsoon rains approach  -  clear plastic sheets
Thali -
Nepal tea shop owner Phurba Sherpa and his wife and nine others spent four nights at a school outside Kathmandu as a rock fall triggered by last week's earthquake destroyed him far away.
The Nepalese government is trying to shelter millions of people like Sherpa who have been pulled up by two major earthquakes, for the first time in April 25, and then 17 days later.
Thousands of people sleep outdoors and there may be monsoon rains in two weeks.
I lost everything.
My house, the Teahouse and all my things.
I am now a refugee from my own country . "year-
Old, one of about 120 people, 110 km trips from Tatopani, a village on the Chinese border, to Thali town near the capital Kathmandu.
Sherpa, who needs $0. 2 billion in funding, said he left his village after the second earthquake triggered a landslide and had little place to live.
"We don't have anywhere to go, and it's not enough when it starts to rain," Sherpa said . " He shared the cost of blue. and-
Yellow plastic sheets for the other three families.
Some parts of Nepal have returned to relatively normal since the earthquake.
The shops in Kathmandu have been reopened and the farmers have returned to their land and the wires are being reconnected.
But what families like Sherpa do under plastic plates is a clear reminder of how much the authorities need to do nearly a month after the first earthquake.
More than 600 people have been killed in Nepal's worst natural disaster ever.
Aid groups worry about the possible spread of the disease and the risk of further displacement in a sick country
Help those who need it most.
The Nepalese government has raised $70 million of the $0. 2 billion needed to provide housing and medical assistance to homeless people before more permanent reconstruction work begins.
The exposure to the elements of Thali is reflected in dozens of settlements in the Kathmandu Valley and small Himalayan villages, where state and non-state capabilities
When the rain comes, the help of government aid groups will be even more limited.
"You will have villages that are completely cut off.
The monsoon will change the game, "said Natasha Reyes, head of the MSF mission in Nepal.
She said the pouring rain washed through the camp could lead to an increase in diarrhea and respiratory diseases and cut off further assistance in remote areas.
"These people are exposed to these elements.
"It's really stressful," she said.
"Maybe I have to live here until I die and work in a tent at the scene of the earthquake --
The people in charge of rescue and rescue operations said that the government fund will provide two bundles of corrugated iron roofs for each homeless family, to build a structure that can better withstand the three-month downpour was as early as June 1.
However, the deputy chairman of the National Planning Commission said that Nepal could only produce 8 000 bundles per day
President Govind Raj Pokharel
It also lacks excavators, excavators and cranes needed to clean up the rubble and make room for better temporary housing.
"We have limited production.
We need to buy from our neighbors.
We have asked them for help . "
Back in Taili, residents helped the new arrivals to fetch water at school in the cloudy world.
The school told them that they had to leave the land when they reopened in early June.
Kumar Pariyar, 85, arrived on Monday.
He said Terry was visibly weak and was the fourth place he had been moved to since the earthquake destroyed his house last week.
"I'm here because my relatives are here.
But I don't know where to go because all my stuff was destroyed in earthquakes and landslides.
"Maybe I have to live here until I die," he said . ".
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