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Building back better in post-earthquake Nepal

ACTED Nepal continues to focus on rebuilding lives of communities affected by the devastating series of earthquakes that hit the country in early 2015. This encompassed interventions to address immediate lifesaving needs, longer-term livelihood and sustainable development activities. ACTED renewed its commitment to go the extra mile by focusing on communities in the most hard-to-reach areas to make sure no one is left behind.

Following the earthquakes, at the start of 2016 some 81,000 households were still in dire need of winterisation shelter support in order to survive the harsh winter season in rural Nepal. In response to these challenges, during the course of 2016 ACTED distributed winterization kits to vulnerable households, supported individuals through water and sanitation activities and households through food security programmes to fulfil their basic needs

Shelter, water and sanitation support to fulfil basic needs of earthquake-affected communities

The distribution of warm clothes and temporary shelters was particularly vital to save lives during the winter months, when temperatures dropped to -2 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. ACTED distributes shelter kits and non-food items to the most vulnerable households living in highland areas. In these mountainous areas, populations need to walk for several days along challenging and dangerous mountain paths to be able to access the nearest roads and vital relief supplies needed to repair their homes and local infrastructure, such as water points.

Shelter, water and sanitation support to fulfil basic needs of earthquake-affected communities

The distribution of warm clothes and temporary shelters was particularly vital to save lives during the winter months, when temperatures dropped to -2 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. ACTED distributes shelter kits and non-food items to the most vulnerable households living in highland areas. In these mountainous areas, populations need to walk for several days along challenging and dangerous mountain paths to be able to access the nearest roads and vital relief supplies needed to repair their homes and local infrastructure, such as water points

Partners in 2016 :

Conseil Régional Centre-Val de Loire (France), Department for International Development – United Kingdom (DFID), European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), IMPACT Initiatives, International Organization For Migration (IOM), Shelter Box, Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation (SDC), Office of Food for Peace (FFP) - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

 

 

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