KATHMANDU – Third day after flooding disaster in Sindhupalchowk, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) fundraising from Beijing and rapidly kick-off disaster relief job held at ward No. 10; Ward No. 11, Sindhupalchowk District and Ward No. 1; Ward No. 2, Helambu Village, Nepal. Till date, approximately 350 houses damaged and around 1900 people are affected in Helambu and Melamchi where as maximum loss is at Helambau. 7 people dead, 3 foreigners and 17 people are still missing in Helambu.
China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation is carrying out support activities and food relief item distribution and handover in the Ward No. 10 and Ward No. 11 areas of Sindhupalchowk. CFPA has handed over groceries including Rice, Pulses, Oil, Chauchau, Biscuits, Water Bottle, masks, sanitizers and other essentials.
Following this relief program, we have to plan to distribute Tent, Zinc (Jasta Pata) to make temporary shelter for the people of lost house.
In the program, Ward Chairperson: Mr. Bhakti Bhadur Khadka and Ward Chairperson: Mr. Rudra Pd. Dulal participated from the local government of Ward No. 10 and Ward No. 11 respectively, Sindhupalchowk. The beneficiaries commended our efforts and thanked us for helping them in this circumstance.
The country director Zou Zhiqiang from the CFPA Nepal Office expressed her views saying “China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation is extremely concerned about the plight of people in need of assistance and protection as a result of landslide and river blockage in Sindhupalchok. It is urgent that aid reaches people. Food, shelter, safe water, education of children are critical needs at the site”.
Ward president, receiving the supplies expressed his gratitude to the Chinese people and CFPA for their prompt support at a crucial time, in 2021, when the Disaster appeared in Nepal. Thanks for CFPA Nepal office which has always stood with Nepal at challenging times — from earthquake/pandemic to this flood.
Similarly, in second wave of pandemic, in coordination with the local government, CFPA supported more than 10 communities emergency care with the medical equipment in Nepal in areas heavily affected by COVID-19 such as in Kathmandu valley, Dhakshinkali, Pharphing municipalities in Bagmati province and sarlahi, Dhanusha districts in province 2. And more than 100 thousand low- income people benefited from our program. Our program’s main focus is on building the oxygen station for the civilians who desperately need the oxygen. Following the first phase, other programs — Sanitize (Disinfection for communities), food pack distribution (with safety rules), schoolbag distribution (with sanitation materials) — will also be carried out afterward throughout the country.
In 2020, when Nepal was dealing with the first wave of the pandemic, CFPA Nepal Office carried out several programs to help the low-income people of the country. They conducted the food package distribution program in province no. 2., Bagmati province and some other areas of the country to support the students from low-income daily wage workers families who were gravely affected by the imposition of a nation-wide lockdown.
Under this program, the targeted students were provided with groceries, including rice, oil, other cooking items, and sanitation items like sanitizers and masks. Likewise, in several densely populated areas of Province no. 2 and Bagmati province, handwash stations were established to help the locals, including security personnel, maintain proper sanitation to avoid the contraction of the virus. Amid pandemic, the school bag and food pack distribution program was also carried out following all the safety protocols. The program was targeted to the children of low-income families in various regions of Nepal; the children included in the program were elated to receive new bags and stationery items at a time when they had to bear psychological problems due to the lockdown. Moreover, it eased the burden of indigent families struggling to meet daily needs by obviating the need to buy stationery items for their children.
CFPA, a leading humanitarian organization in china, has been conducting its philanthropic activities in Nepal since 2015. The organization is the first active Chinese INGO operating in Nepal for six years. It has general agreement with SWC Nepal to channelize aid funds to assist in the reconstruction of infrastructures damaged by the earthquake of April 2015. Till date, CFPA Nepal office has helped more than 400,000 people.