In the immediate aftermath of the April 25th earthquake, the Dhaneshwor Baikiwa Community Forest User Group partnered with Friends of Nepal, a We Help Nepal project, to provide temporary shelters to 15 households that were unable to afford tin and other building supplies. In addition to identifying recipients in need, the forest group was able to use wood from its forest to suppliement the building process going to show how well managed forests can be effective disaster mitigators.
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
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