This rapid assessment report presents a summary of key findings and priority reported needs in Solokhumbu district, Nepal, based on primary data collected from key informants on 14 May, in the direct aftermath of the second earthquake.
Amid ongoing recovery efforts following the earthquake of 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a second earthquake on 12 May, with a magnitude of 7.4.
Map shows the number of activities and an agency list within a Village Development Committee (VDC) area. Each agency may perform mulitiple activities within a VDC and so there will be fewer agencies than activity numbers.
Important Note: The OCHA 4W spreadsheet does not always indicate which VDC the activity is within. These activities are included in the district total but not shown on the map.
BLUF – Implications to PACOM
Note: This is the last daily Nepal Earthquake CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report. A final, wrap-up summary will be distributed the week of 25 May.
Major redeployment/phased force flow continues with additional planned movements occurring over the next 72 hours. All four MV-22'S departed Nepal with 2x KC-135J'S providing aerial refueling out of Utaphao, Thailand. (USPACOM)
All JTF-505 personnel and equipment should complete retrograde from Nepal no later than 24 May 2015. (USPACOM)
USAID/FFP provides 1,640 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP).
Debris and other obstacles hinder humanitarian access and assistance in some affected districts.
Relief actors initiate district-level contingency planning in preparation for the monsoon season.
The MSF teams organized quickly to provide aid to the Nepalese population after the first earthquake. Ann Taylor, MSF head of mission, explains how the aid was deployed after a second quake struck the country.
Is the situation returning to normal?
In order to ensure that all victims of the earthquake and all affected areas receive help the Nepalese government , the UN and local and international relief organizations coordinate and plan the relief interventions.
In the coming months, DanChurchAid and partners in the ACT Alliance will work in four districts close to the epicenter of the first quake. The task is to ensure:
• Clean water, latrines and hygiene education to 10,300 families
• Food for 10,000 families
Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Sindupalchowk District.
Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Dhading District.
Kathmandu/Delhi/Geneva, May 23 2015: Tens of thousands of people will be left with little or no protection from the impending monsoon season unless donors step forward with urgently needed funding to support emergency shelter needs of earthquake survivors.
Nepal Red Cross Society is providing emergency medical service to various earthquake affected districts. It provides various services such as primary health care to serious operations. NRCS also provided airlifting for some serious cases to Kathmandu for further treatment.
Nepal Red Cross Society Earthquake Response Operation- 2015 Situation (25th April to 21st May, 2015)
NDMA has dispatched further two C-130 aircrafts today to Nepal carrying humanitarian relief assistance as part of ongoing relief operation for the Nepal earthquake affectees.The consignment comprised of 3175 Tarpaulin Shelters, 200 Tents and 5 tons of Rice.
The total relief dispatched so far includes 2049 Tents, 3 ton Food Packs(13 kg/ 29 kg each),1000 NDMA Blankets and additional 12.5 tons of Medicines, 15 Community Shelter, 12925 Tarpaulin Shelters, 7 ton Rice, 0.5 tons Lentil , 500 kgs ( 3024 litres) Water and 3000 MREs sent via 14xC-130 aircrafts.
BLUF – Implications to PACOM
On May 20, foreign military forces coordinating with the Multinational Military Coordination Center (MNMCC) announced their plans to transition from relief operations towards technical assistance to support rehabilitation efforts. OCHA reports that it is expected that the MNMCC will also begin to phase down in the coming weeks. (OCHA)
By May 21, only five foreign militaries will remain in-country: the US, Canada, China, India and the UK. Japan’s remaining personnel departed May 20. (USPACOM)
On 21 May, the Humanitarian Coordinator briefed Member States in Geneva on the humanitarian situation and ongoing relief efforts.
An antenna humanitarian hub was established in Charikot (Dolakha District) to support local authorities.
Foreign military forces announced plans to transition from relief operations towards technical assistance to support rehabilitation.
An estimated 870,000 children will be unable to resume school on 31 May due to destroyed classrooms.
The second earthquake of a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale that struck Nepal on May 12 – which was a major aftershock of the earthquake of 25 April -- has worsened the living conditions of affected populations, particularly in the severely affected districts. This has also led to further destruction of educational facilities and health infrastructures especially in Dolakha and Sindupalchowk districts.
Key facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Nepal earthquake emergency response.
BLUF – Implications to PACOM
The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations have concluded their work and will begin leaving Nepal. (AP)
There are no further requirements for tilt rotor or rotary wing aircraft. JTF 505 will begin the movement of JTF-505 assets from Nepal and Utapao, Thailand with the MV-22’s self-deploying on 21 May followed by the UH-1Y’s on 22 May, Nepal time. (USPACOM)
USAID/OFDA announces an additional $9 million in humanitarian assistance for the Nepal earthquake response.
U.S. military concludes earthquake relief operations in Nepal.
An additional 1,840 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting arrive in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu
The £10 million funding will immunise children, ensure women can deliver babies safely and help rebuild damaged health facilities.
Britain is leading the rebuild of thousands of hospitals in Nepal to get health services up and running and ensure vulnerable groups like girls and women are protected following the devastating earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today, during her visit to the country.
Objectives of the mission were as follows:
Conduct Assessment of:
• Extent and nature of damages in earthquake affected areas
• Urgent needs of affected populations
• District government procedures for delivery of relief
• Activities being implemented by local partner CHESS Nepal
Ireland is increasing its funding in humanitarian assistance to families displaced by the recent earthquakes in Nepal by €500,000 to a total of €1.5 million.
The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD.
The increase in funding comes in light of increasing humanitarian needs which have become clear as a result of ongoing assessments by Irish Aid partners on the ground in Nepal.