In the later week, we received a call from a Helambu ward-2 president with a request to provide tents, solar lights, toiletries, and masks for 310 households. With quick coordination we were able to handover the requested basics on 25th June 2021. We also made financial contributions to the Helambu Rural Municipality so that they could support the villagers as per their need. In July again the incessant rain affected the same community. This time we provided support to two of the affected schools in Helambu and Melambu – East Point Academy and Shree Terse Secondary School.
According to official data, 317 houses were destroyed in Helambu rural municipality alone. The government’s monsoon action plan, which estimated that over 1.8 million could be impacted by monsoon-related disasters this year, had mentioned that Sindhupalchok could be the second most affected district, after Dolakha, due to landslides. Sindhupalchok was among the districts most affected by the 2015 earthquakes.