Winter support in Sindhupalchowk

As the cold winter in the upper areas of Sindhupalchowk district started getting intense with snowfall, the DDRC (District Disaster Relief Committee) office in Sindhupalchowk approached Oxfam and requested for support for the people in Ghorthali village development committee and other areas where people were living in camps.

One of the major supports Oxfam and its partners provided to the people affected by the 2015 earthquake was distribution of winterization kits in the winter of 2016. And after the request came from Sindhupalchowk DDRC office, it made use of some stockpile and managed to distribute kits containing two blankets and four thermal and plastic mattresses to 865 families of Ghorthali and Selang in January 2017. Although these vdcs are not Oxfam's working areas, support was provided to the people to cope up with the cold winter. Similar request was made by the DDRC in 2016, and Oxfam responded to 15 village development committees.

Photos by: Binny Pradhan/Oxfam