The Rebuilding in Nepal Begins
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An estimated 769,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged and people are living in tents. Your donation to the Nepal fund will contribute to rebuilding homes for families, and the 8 million lives, or one-third of the population of Nepal, who were affected by this natural disaster. Tents are being reinforced with local technology to protect people from the monsoons. YBI and FHD are asking for your support to rebuild permanent homes for those who cannot access bank loans. Youth will be involved in rebuilding such homes, integrating the most current local and foreign technologies. Rebuilding permanent homes will begin after the monsoon season.
There have been more than 300 tremors after the April 25, 2015 earthquake. We need to reconstruct and rebuild the damaged homes.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 had a devastating human impact, with over 8,000 people killed and over 18,900 injured. An estimated 769,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged. The earthquake of May 12 resulted in additional lives lost and further destruction. Seventy-five percent of the buildings in Kathmandu have been destroyed or rendered unsafe, and 90% of rural health facilities are damaged. Experts are estimating the cost of rebuilding Nepal at over $5 billion.
The Foundation for Human Development, a Nepalese-based NGO, will help lead reconstruction efforts that will follow the intensive humanitarian and relief initiatives currently underway. FHD has a long history of work in the vocational training sector in Nepal and will partner with YBI to mobilize young people to play a role in the reconstruction process. The goal of the FHD/YBI partnership is to rapidly prepare and deploy Nepalese youth in rebuilding infrastructure in their home communities, especially in regions where the support is most needed. The FHD and YouthBuild partnership in Nepal will draw lessons from YBI’s experience over the past five years working in Haiti, training young people to help rebuild the country after the 2010 earthquake.
The Rebuild Nepal Fund has been established at YouthBuild USA, Inc. to connect the resources and technical expertise of those wanting to assist with the rebuilding in Nepal with the most pressing infrastructure rebuilding projects in Nepal. FHD and YouthBuild International will emphasize the use of local labor, environmentally sustainable materials and techniques, and the production of practical and resilient shelter.
“The youth of Nepal have the enthusiasm, courage and strength to rebuild their own country. Nepal has developed ground breaking appropriate building technologies and we are open to new technical know-how which we will gain through our partnership with YouthBuild International. We urgently need financial support to reconstruct the homes lost in the massive earthquake”.
-Dr. Lekh Nath Belbase, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Human Development, Nepal
Rebuild Nepal Fund Update – 9/15/15:
A special thank you to Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc., which has committed to match up to $10,000 of its employees’ donations to the Rebuild Nepal Fund.
Rebuild Nepal Fund donations now total $18,535.00.
Help the Nepalese to rebuild their communities by donating to the Rebuild Nepal Fund: