First Stage of Deployment Completed in Nepal
And Australian DARTs continue with the vital relief effort …
Dave Tuzewski (South Australia) and Peter Hazell (UK) have handed over to Australians Di Holland (Team Leader) and Jenny Greer, and Michael McKeever from the USA. Their task will be to adapt our deployment to the impact of the forthcoming monsoon using local solutions where possible. Di Holland (from Echuca Vic.) was recently on a long-term deployment with Disaster Aid Australia in Vanuatu.
Brief report on our work to date Building materials and other aid items, including 123 tents have been distributed to previously identified villages. While there is some semblance of 'normality' in Kathmandu, in contrast to the hope that greeted our team, this has now turned to impatience and panic as people, still in need of shelter, face the imminent monsoon. It will bring serious difficulties with many villages now cut off by damaged roads and significant landslides.