Oxfam delivering aid in Nepal

Emergencies, In the field article written on the 05 May 2015

Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Intermon

Oxfam has been delivering aid for more than a week — building pit toilets, providing shelter and clean water and distributing hygiene kits to families in the wake of the Nepal Earthquake.

We’ve already started working in seven districts: three in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur) and four rural districts (Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Nuwakot and Dhading).

With widespread damage to water systems and sanitation, disease remains a threat. With the rainy season starting in June, there is a huge risk of disease — especially cholera.

Thanks to your generous support, we can continue to ramp up our relief efforts in Nepal — with an aim to initially reach 430,000 people with emergency water, sanitation, shelter, food and seeds. So far, Oxfam has helped more than 60,000 people and delivered almost 200,000 litres of clean water.

The following images are from Tundikhel camp — one of the biggest Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps in Kathmandu. An 11,000 litre water tank has been installed and 20 pit toilets have been constructed.

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A man washes at the Oxfam tap stand in the Tundikhel IDP camp.

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Staff and volunteers construct a T11 water tank at Tundikhel IDP camp.

A woman carrying water in the Tundikhel IDP camp.

A woman carrying water in the Tundikhel IDP camp.

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Oxfam buckets are vital to help people collect water for drinking and washing.

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Oxfam staff load latrine slabs onto a truck at Oxfam’s office in Kathmandu delivered to Nawukot.

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A man drinks from the tap stand in Tundikhe IDP camp.

Hygiene kits which include, buckets, chlorine bottles, towels and soap are being distributed to families.

Hygiene kits which include, buckets, chlorine bottles, towels and soap are being distributed to families.

Read more details about Oxfam’s response in Nepal.

All photos by Pablo Tosco/Oxfam Intermon.