Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh. (ECHO, 27 Apr 2015)
On 29 Apr, the Flash Appeal for the Response to the Nepal Earthquake Apr - Jul 2015, was launched, requesting US$415 million.
On 12 May, a new earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal at 12:50 local time (UTC +5:45). The epicentre was southeast of Kodari (Sindhupalchowk District), 76 km northeast of Kathmandu - an area already affected by the 25 Apr quake. (OCHA, 12 May 2015)
A revision of the Flash Appeal was launched on 29 May, requesting $422 million for life-saving and protection activities and support resilience of 2.8 million people for five months.
Appeals & Funding
The 385,657 beneficiaries getting the first tranche last year missed the deadline to start rebuilding their houses for several reasons, such as manpower shortage, insufficient grant amount, expensive construction materials, dilemma regarding the design of house, uninhabitable land plots, difficulties related to relocation, and inefficient government monitoring and migration of quake survivors to urban areas, according to field observers. Another major reason for the delay was the local, provincial and parliamentary elections, they added.
Households that do not need to reconstruct their home start to return first tranche of GoN reconstruction grant: two households in Makwanpur returned the 50,000 NPRs last week and the NRA has called on all households that have received the first tranche but do not need to reconstruct to return the money so that those who do need it can be supported.
The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.
François Grünewald and Véronique de Geoffroy
Jan 11, 2018-Eighteen landless families living at Khorsanibari in Barhabise, Sindhupalchok, have received land ownership certificates. These families were rendered homeless after their settlements at Gati Bhirkuna and Sigarche in the district wiped out away by landslides that were triggered by the 2015 earthquake and its aftershocks.
Two organisations, Bhumi Adhikar Manch and Samudayik Aatmanirbhar Sewa Kendra, had taken the initiative to provide these families with land plots.
Nepal – which has recently been through a civil war (1996 to 2006) – is a country where there are numerous risks, particularly due to its geopolitical situation in relation to China and India. Nepal’s civil society, which is influenced by the caste system, but also by a long tradition of solidarity, was immediately on the front line of the response to the series of earthquakes that began on 25 April 2015.
This map shows the percentage of households eligible for the housing reconstruction grant who have received the first tranche (50,000 NPRs), as per MoFALD CLPIU data, 27 Dec, 2017.
This map shows the percentae of households eligible for the housing reconstruction grant who have signed the participation agreement with the Government of Nepal, as per MoFALD CLPIU data, 27 Dec, 2017.
This summary report highlights lessons learned and recommendations for others implementing DRR and resilience programmes in Nepal, drawn from an inclusive community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) project in four earthquake-affected districts. The project, run by Mission East with partner Save the Children and national and district partners, was funded through the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO).
This map highlights the percent of masons trained 7 days short training/DUDBC curriculum in Sindhupalchok district based on the targets (mason required per HH defined in ward-level key informant survey conducted in Gorkha district by HRRP in Jan 2016. The survey indicates how many existing masons per HH are there and assuming all the existing masons should be trained through 7 days training. However, please note that an official target for the short training is still absent from NRA. The figure of mason trained was sourced from HRRP 4W-R44.
This map highlights the number of demo/model houses have been constructed in Sindhupalchok district.The figure of no. of demo/model houses was sourced form HRRP-R44. Further, the labels in the map (Example: Chautara N.P - 19) means that 19 demo houseshave been constructed in the respective VDC/ Municipality
This map highlights the number of households that have started their house as a percentage of the total number of partnership agreement in the respective VDC/Municipality of Sindhupalchok was source from MoUD/DLPIU
This map highlights the number of beneficiaries/houses have been approved for II installment in Sindhupalchok district.The figure of beneficiaries/houses was sourced form MoUD/DLPIU and HRRP 4W-R36 . Further, the labels in the map (Example: Sangachok- 332) means that 332 beneficiaries/houses have been approved for II GoN installment by GoN and POs in the respective VDC/ Municipality
The education and development of so many children was disrupted this year by humanitarian emergencies - we look at some of the stories of despair and dreams.
One in four of the world’s school-age children - nearly 500 million - live in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.
About 75 million children are either already missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether.
Dec 19, 2017-The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Nepal handed over the newly reconstructed Shree Kali Devi Primary School in Kavre District to the local community on Monday. The April 2015 earthquake had severely damaged the school, destroying five classrooms and other school facilities.