In the morning, we visited a ICIMOD, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development. They have been mapping earthquake disaster zones with the government. Unfortunately, the entire area the five villages that our camp members are from, have been deemed inhabitable and at high risk by the Ministry of Home Affairs. All villages will need to be relocated, but we will need to readdress this after monsoon season. When you look at the photos below, the photo of the computer image with an area highlighted in red (deemed inhabitable and at high risk), depicts the area our villages are located in.
We got the go-ahead for a helicopter courtesy of WFP (World Food Program) and everyone is busy preparing for an emergency helicopter supply drop within the next few days. Today and tomorrow we will be busy procuring tents, tarps, blankets, medicine, solar lights, water purification tablets, candles and a one month supply of food for 136 people living in Sindhupalchowk.
Lastly, our baby Mingma is now one week old.