Early in the morning, Sonam our team leader headed to the airport for a helicopter supply drop to Tanga. 95 people are still living there, tending to their livestock without access to food and emergency supplies. Their roads have been cut off due to collapsed bridges and landslides. Thanks to WFP (World Food Programme) who provided the helicopter, we were apply to provide 1,700 kilos of supplies including medical kits, solar lights, blankets, tarps, rice, dal, salt, second hand clothing and other necessities. We still have another 1,200 kilos that needs to go, so we are waiting for the second scheduled flight date.
In the afternoon, a large group arrived from the temporary camp near Swayambhunath that we visited yesterday. They were impressed with Camp Hope and are looking forward to having their members exchange ideas about how to better effectively run their camp. We are going to start helping them with the organization of their kitchen, tents and activities. Afterwards, they headed to the hotel to discuss the possibilities of future teamwork together.