Toma Dursina from aid agency ACTED, which ShelterBox has been partnering with while responding to the Nepal earthquakes
During our response to the earthquakes and subsequent tremors that first hit Nepal almost two months ago, we have been working with other aid agencies to make sure that we reach as many people as possible.
Working in partnership with other organisations means that we have been not only able to coordinate our efforts in making sure that communities don’t get missed out, but we’ve also been able to physically reach more places too.
In this video, Toma Dursina, who is a leading a team in Nepal for the French organisation ACTED
(the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development), describes the challenges of delivering aid to remote, high altitude regions when roads and routes have frequently been cut off by landslides.
Toma goes on to explain the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to deliver the right type of aid efficiently and as fast as possible. He goes on to say that the partnership with ShelterBox has been one of ACTED’s most successful during the response to the Nepal earthquakes. Together we have managed to bring shelter to 10,000 people who have lost their homes.
ShelterBox is continuing to work with ACTED in Nepal as the start of the monsoon season makes the need for shelter even more urgent. We are currently in the process of transporting 14,500 tarpaulins which will be distributed along with materials, such as corrugated iron, so that people can create temporary shelters and make repairs on damaged buildings too.
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