EQ Disaster Relief (Update…)

The 2nd day of earthquake relief effort started with the distribution of WATASOL (Chlorine solution). WATASOL production rate was increased by using all the available WATA devices. Active volunteers continued in the aid efforts to make WATASOL available to the victims.

Ms. Junu (ECCA Staff) in action towards producing chlorine.

Ms. Junu (ECCA Staff) in action towards producing chlorine.

The ECCA volunteers along with members of Rotaract Club of Himalay Patan (RCHP) supported on bottling and distributing the chlorine solution today as well.

As more volunteers showed up, we were able to increase our areas of distribution to include Kalanki, Dhapakhel, Sanagaun, Naykhuchowk, Sankhu, and various other remote places across southern Lalitpur. ECCA is distributing WATASOL in bottles with the capacity of 60ml and 1 liter.

RCHP Volunteer Orienting about the use of Chlorine.

RCHP Volunteer Orienting about the use of Chlorine.

WATASOL was provided to the locality around Imadol, Bungmati and Khokana by several people who came to collect it individually.

Starting from yesterday, we have distributed a total of 102 liters of WATASOL that can purify 408,000 liters of water (1 liter of chlorine can purify 4,000 liters of water).

Thanks to Sunrise Homes Welfare Society, Balkumari, Lalitpur for agreeing to provide 100 liters of treated water per day, which will be used to produce WATASOL.

Water storage bags PackH2O was also distributed free of cost at Dhapakhel and southern Lalitpur.

To increase support for our initiation and intensify the relief activities, we have also initiated fund raising platform  in the Global Giving website : Earthquake Relief: Providing Safe  Drinking Water. People all over the world with internet access can visit the project page and donate fund for the initiation.

Please help us to spread the word around your network and intensify the relief activities.

Additionally, 50 tents were provided in Badaal Gaun, Kavre and coordination is being done with ICIMOD and other international / national agencies.

By: Palistha Shrestha (ECCA Volunteer)

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