Join with Amnesty International to demand proper housing for families in Nepal

 

What’s happening

In 2015, Nepal was devastated by two massive earthquakes. The earthquakes fully destroyed just over 600,000 houses and partially destroyed more than 250,000. Hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors, including families with young children, are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets.

In 2016, the Nepal government launched a program that gave out cash grants to help people build earthquake-resistant homes. But some of the worst affected include poor people who do not own land, and so they don’t qualify for assistance from the government to reconstruct their houses.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International has put together a campaign to send to the Prime Minister of Nepal to demand adequate proper housing for the landless people in Nepal whose homes were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.

“Up to 25% of Nepal’s population is estimated to be landless or near-landless. Women, Indigenous communities, Dalits and other caste-based and ethnic minorities are disproportionally affected. For these people, the only way to get a cash grant for rebuilding their homes is to get permission from landowners, or validation by government officials and neighbours that their house once existed and was destroyed.” – Amnesty International

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/demand-housing-for-nepal-landless-people-homes-destroyed-in-earthquakes/

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

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