After the earthquakes, aftershocks and landslides of spring 2015, a reported 2.8 million people were displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 700,000 homes and over 50,000 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed. Ten months later, hundreds of thousands are still living in unsafe, degrading conditions, including lack of access to sanitation facilities. Meanwhile, thousands of children without safe learning environments are at risk of further educational setbacks and exploitation
Trained demo teams are taking down unsafe buildings, followed by rubble removal teams. This is a huge but necessary job to make way for new construction. We are putting up 50+ dignified, secure, earthquake resilient transitional homes and incorporating community-wide disaster risk reduction sessions and masonry trainings. We are installing private, sturdy toilet facilities for 100 additional families. We have 5 school reconstruction sites underway, and plan to rebuild up to 15 schools.
Hundreds of families and dozens of communities will have a better chance to sustainably recover from the earthquakes by receiving tangible benefits - cleared land and/or improvements to their homes -- and because they have participated in the process. Thousands of children will be returned to functional classrooms where learning and social health can flourish and lay the foundation for a better future, and where daily supervised routines protect them from exploitation.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Our website's Nepal Recovery page
Interview with one of our Nepal program managers