Estonian Consulate participates in Nepal earthquake relief effort

  • 2015-05-14
  • by Nava Raj Dahal, KATHMANDU

As part of the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund campaign, the Estonian Consulate visited the village of Taruka in Nuwakot District on 9 May 2015 to distribute relief materials to the victims of the Earthquake disaster.

This is the second village the Estonian Consulate has visited, following its first relief campaign in Budathum Village in Dhading District on 3-4 May 2015.  

Various relief materials were distributed to the earthquake victims of Ward No 5 of Taruka VDC. All the 265 houses in ward no. 5 of Taruka Village have been destroyed either completely or partially, making most of the houses uninhabitable.

Overall the Taruka village is comprised of 1200 houses with an approximate population of 8000 people. Around seven people have lost their lives due to earthquake in this village and over 50 people have been left injured.

Almost 700 houses there have been completely destroyed. Almost all the population in this village are relying on tents and tarpaulins to take shelter since their houses are not suitable for living.

Soon I will be visiting Kailka VDC, Chhap Village in Sindupalchowk District, one of the places worst affected by the earthquake, taking relief materials such as rice and tents to distribute to needy communities as part of the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund campaign.