Nepal: Earthquake Emergency appeal (MDRNP008) operation update n° 8



This operations update provides the following highlights:

  • An introduction to the transition from relief to recovery phase of the operation. A detailed revised plan of action will be published once a detailed assessment is conducted together the targeted communities.

  • Major achievements of the relief phase of the operation

  • Planned support to earthquake affected population during the winter period. This includes the changes in budget (see attached revised budget)

Current Situation

Following the 25 April 2015 earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that struck Nepal between Kathmandu and Pokhara1,2 , and a series of aftershocks that followed3 with the most important one, of magnitude 7.3, occurring on 12 May4 at the border of Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk districts, a response to the immediate needs of the affected people has been conducted and is ongoing in some few areas. Out of the 57 affected districts, 14 were severely affected (A category) and they include Gorkha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Nuwakot, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga, Makwanpur and Kavre.
With the ending of the relief response activities of the earthquake operation, NRCS, in cooperation with IFRC, ICRC and PNSs, have reached thousands of affected people with varying relief assistance. These included food, water, shelter kits and other non-food relief items (NFRIs), health and tracing services.