Emergency in Nepal

Emergency response to the urgent needs of people living in Rasuwa District affected by the earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.

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Beneficiaries (*)

Local partners

NAF - Nepal Agroforestry Foundation Khathmandu

FNCCI/AHP - Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

International partners

ASIA onlus 

Funding agencies

AGIRE – Italian Agency for Emergency Response 

Starting date

May 2015

Implementation period

5 months

GVC and team partners have recognized Yarsa and Arukarpa as the VDC most scarcely reached until now from humanitarian relief. Almost 4,680 people are living in scattered villages, where it is estimated that 92% of families have lost their homes. The proposed project is a rapid response action primarily in the shelter sector which is considered a priority by all agencies and the government due to the massive destruction of houses and the concern for the coming monsoon season. The second urgent priority of the project is related to hygiene and sanitation concerns, which were already severe in remote and poor areas and are expected to worsen in the coming month. GVC and its partners will focus primarily on distribution of items for the improvement of hygienic living conditions. Moreover a component of Cash for Work is introduced in order to address basic livelihood needs of the affected population while guaranteeing proper demolishing of unsafe buildings, maintenance of paths and water systems, construction of latrines and support to distribution and construction for the most vulnerable people

Supporting most affected people in Rasuwa district recovering from earthquake damages by responding to emergency needs for shelter and hygiene, while supporting the families through cash for work assistance in targeted areas (VDCs of Yarsa and Arukarpa).

  • 410 HH emergency shelters will be constructed partially using local available material and workforce. The design of the shelter has been developed in order to resist to the monsoon season and climatic adverse conditions.

  • Launch of the Cash for Work Scheme involves at least one member belonging to the displaced and effected HHs to support their basic livelihood recovery and improve their resilience. 3 teams for 9 wards (27 teams in total) composed of local people will be established with the aim of debris removal, maintenance of the common areas, monitoring and maintenance of the paths, support in distribution and construction of shelters for vulnerable people. Each team will be composed of 15-16 members of displaced HHs.

  • Purchase and distribution of 370 Family Hygiene and Dignity Kits, needed to improve the personal hygienic condition of the most vulnerable displaced people, taking into consideration the basic needs of families according to specific gender and children needs also.

  • Construction of 96 basic emergency latrines with the Cash for Work Scheme.

  • Construction of 9 drainage systems for the shelters in order to avoid further flooding and landslide risks using the Cash for Work Scheme.

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