AMOUNT: EUR 25 650 000
0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and in the following days several aftershocks up to 7.1 magnitude were recorded. The Central Regions of Nepal, including Kathmandu Valley districts have been badly affected, including mountain and hilly areas, where rural populations are dispersed, as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s two largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara. Thousands of people have been killed and tens of thousands injured. There is massive destruction of infrastructure, property and livelihoods. An allocation of EUR 3 000 000 is required to cover the most urgent and immediate needs.
Moreover, the strategic DP/DRR/Resilience priorities for South Asia have been covered with a slightly reduced allocation. The total allocation for DP/DRR/Resilience operations has therefore been reduced from the foreseen EUR 10 000 000 down to EUR 9 650 000.