Earthquake Support to Nepal

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015, took the lives of about 8000 people and injured more than 16,000.Another thousands of people are still missing and about 600,000 houses are damagedaccording to government sources. The most affectedareasare Sindulpalchowk, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Dhading, Kavreplanchowk, Dolakha,Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Lamjung, Rasuwa, Ramechhap, Nuwakot, Makawanpur and Sindhuli districts. Although efforts are made to reach a greater number of areas, in particular the remote and hardto-reach areas where many of the poorest and most affected remain unsupported. However, access to some remote villages remains a key challenge and some can only be accessed by helicopter. The immidiate needs of survivors in these remote areas are food, shelter, medicine, drinking water. More than that, many survivors are still in trauma and also need phycosocial support. Kavreplanchowk district is one of the most earthquake affected districts where 317 people are killed and over 80% houses in the remote villages are damaged (reported till 10th May 2015). The location of the district in the country map and map of Kavreplanchowk district is presented in Map-1. Kavrepalanchowk district total population in 413,028 out of which 210,663 (51%) are female. Majority of the population 60% belongs from Indigenous/marginalised caste group. 93% people are engaged in agriculture. At the process of providing emergency relief work in coordination with Ministry of Public Health, District Health Office, DDRC AWON got opportunity to conduct Resenditial Health Camp and relief support in very remote, isolated area of Kavrepalanchowk, which is also called across the mountain area(Dada Pari Area) in Ghartichhap and Banakhuchaur Village development committees (VDCs). AWON realizes the need to support with emergency relief items in those VDCs. Therefore, AWON has selected Foksingtar, Ghartichhap, Banakhuchaur and Budhakhani village development committees (VDCs) for this project. The VDCs are very far from the district headquarters and also far from the nearest motor able road. Majority (98%) of the population in the village is from indigenous /marginalised community.

  • Project Period:

    June 2015 to March 2016

  • Project areas / location:

    Foksingtar, Ghartichhap, Banakhuchaur and Budhakhani village development committees (VDCs)

  • Project beneficiaries:

    The primary beneficiaries of this project will be 100 disaster survivors and injured households living in Phoksingtar, Ghartichhap, Banakhuchaur and BudhakhaniVDCs of Kavreplanchowk district. The target beneficiaries will receive a package of relief materials including food, basic shelter materials, medicines and hygiene support materials, water purifiers as well as protection and psychosocial support.

  • Project Outcomes:
    • 100 affected and needy families receive food, hygiene items and medicine.
    • Psychosocial counsellor support is provided individually to the persons identified by trained volunteers.
    • All serious cases with psychosocial problems are referred to for further treatment.
    • 100 women and persons from marginalized communities are trained to claim their rights and entitlements.
    • Distribution of the Food and Hygiene items to the lactating mothers
    • Drug Supported to 4 Sub- health posts in Kavre

  • Total Budget of the Project:

    $ 22,650.00

  • Donor Agency:

    Volkshilfe Solidarität