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Funded Nepal earthquake relief

A project from Eawag
in Nala, Nepal

Earthquake, Nepal, Drinking water supply, sanitation, rehabilitation, hygiene, ENPHO, Eawag, Sandec

S. Renggli
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On April 25th at midday, Nepal was shaken by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8. Over 7’000 people were killed and 14’000 people injured. Nepal’s infrastructure, which was weak before the earthquake, was heavily damaged. In the Kathmandu valley east of Kathmandu, for example, more than 90% of the homes are uninhabitable, leaving many people homeless. Also, large parts of the water supply and sanitation infrastructure were damaged or completely destroyed. The lack of safe drinking water and sanitation could lead to the spread of disease and, thereby, adversely affect the already fragile situation even further.
Sandec, the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Eawag has been doing research in Nepal with local partners over many years. Sandec researchers were in the field, when the earthquake struck. Fortunately, none of our local partners, friends or researchers in the field were killed or severely injured.
We would like to help our friends and partners to do disaster relief and rebuild the water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.
One of our strongest partners in Nepal is ENPHO (Environment and Public Health Organization). ENPHO has from the first day on started with hygiene awareness, chlorine production and distribution, and the construction of temporary toilet units. At the same time, ENPHO is coordinating with other local organizations and volunteers to plan the rehabilitation of drinking water supply and sanitation infrastructure. Sandec’s contact person at ENPHO, Mingma Sherpa, who has often worked at Eawag in Dübendorf over the years, will manage the relief efforts in Nepal. We believe they will put our financial support to best use and contribute to rehabilitation and future disaster risk reduction. 100% of the money will go directly to ENPHO.


Sincerely,

Chris Zürbrugg Christoph Lüthi Dorothee Spuhler
Director Group Leader PhD
Sandec Sandec Sandec

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Earthquake, Nepal, Drinking water supply, sanitation, rehabilitation, hygiene, ENPHO, Eawag, Sandec

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betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
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185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)