Earthquake in Nepal: AWO International distributing relief material for more than 27,500 people

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal more than 7.800 people are confirmed dead and 18.000 injured. More than 500.000 people lost their houses. In collaboration with national partner organizations AWO International is distributing relief materials for more than 27,500 people in the districts Sindhulpalchok, Kathmandu und Nawalparasi.


Sindhulpalchok ist one of the most affected districts. Together with the national partner organizations PHASE and MAITI Nepal AWO International provides shelter items, NFI-kits, hygiene and medicine kits as well as food for 4,200 households in the VDCs Fulpingkot, Fulpingkatti, Tatopani.


In the VDCs Jhor, Futung, Sangla, Chaimale, Talku, Setivi and Chalnakhel AWO International distributed basic shelter items (tarpaulins and matraces) and water purification tablets for 700 households.  Additional relief items like monsoon resistant tarpaulins and NFI-kits are imported from India and will be distributed to 600 households.  

In cooperation with the partner organization SAHAMATI 175 households in the VDCs Dandajiri, Bulingtar, Arkhala, Gaindakot-3, Ratanpur, Kothar received shelter-kits with tents and tarpaulins, NFI kits and hygiene articles.

Due to the shortage of relief materials, AWO International purchased quality tarpaulins and NFI-Kits through long-time partner MSS-Seva in India, which were sent to the affected areas in Nepal.

As a registered INGO in Nepal since 2009 AWO International is entitled for direct utilization of incoming funds and donations.

To address the urgent needs we need donations and request you to help:

Online donation (PayPal / Credit Card)

Please click here to find additional information for online donations in English language

Bank Transfer: Account holder: AWO International e.V., Utilization:  "Erdbeben Nepal"
Bank: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft, IBAN: DE83 1002 0500 0003 2211 00, BIC: BFSWDE33BER

Volunteers & Organizations seeking assistance: We are overwhelmed about the huge numbers of offers to help directly. Unfortunately we have limited personnel capacities and we are working from early morning till late night to organize emergency relief with our national partners. Please understand that for that reason we are unable to clear private sending’s of blankets and other needy goods at the customs, coordinate the purchases and transports of other initiatives and to organize the placement of volunteers. The best way to help us is to support our relief initiatives by donations.

Media: Please contact our focal person: vassilios.saroglou [at] awointernational.de

Relief distribution by POURAKHI and AWO International in the VDC Sangla in Kathmandu.

700 households in the VDCs Jhor, Futung, Sangla, Chaimale, Talku, Setivi and Chalnakhel received relief materials

Tarpaulins and matraces for basic shelter and water purification tablets were distributed.

Humanitarian aid Coordinator Sushant Sharma in Sindhulpalchok.

Preparing relief materials in Kathmandu.

AWO International earthquake response Team