Shelter: Nepal Earthquake Cluster Brief, June 2015



Hundreds of thousands of families are still living beneath tarps, rudimentary shelters or in unsafe damaged buildings. With the heavy monsoon rains soon to begin, only 21 per cent of households feel that they are prepared. An increasing number of families have also begun the process of building back permanent homes using salvaged materials but are also in need of additional supplies such as corrugated iron (CGI) sheets and fi xings. Some 60 per cent of the households whose homes are damaged or destroyed have identifi ed CGI has their most urgent shelter need. Assessments also indicate serious vulnerabilities in construction that will need to be addressed through training, information and outreach.


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