Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

by Accountability Lab
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors
Provide Helpdesks for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Project Report | May 18, 2017
2 Years After the Quake & We Need Helpdesks More than Ever

By Hannah Clift | Nepal Fellow

April 25th was a day of remembrance across Nepal, as the country's 28 million citizens and many others across the globe marked the 2 year anniversary of the first earthquake that devastated the country in 2015. It also marked the start of GlobalGiving’s matched giving campaign. For us, it marked 64 community meetings in eight months alone, 13 of which were women’s groups and 4 more of which were meetings for marginalized populations.  In those 8 months we reached 3,451 people directly through community meetings and over 100,000 through community radio. Now we’ve begun distributing monthly bulletins (we’re on our 4th issue!) with critical information to reach even more people and are busy collecting data through surveys.

We’re very proud of these numbers and grateful for the many people who helped us achieve them. But two years after nearly 9,000 lost their lives and millions were left homeless, it’s not the numbers we remember.

It’s Kabiraj, whose family was living in temporary housing for over a year unable to access government aid until we took up his case, who we remember. We remember Chandramaya and her husband, whose home reconstruction stalled for lack of an engineer. Their challenge was broadcast by our radio-journalists and, thanks to going public, they finally slept in their own home again last April. We remember the five households at the last community meeting in Sindhupalchowk who secured an inspection from the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) engineers we brought to the meeting and were finally able to continue construction on their new homes.

Finally, we remember the hundreds of people our staff and CFAs meet every week who still desperately need information and assistance. For some, a community meeting is the only time they receive reliable, meaningful information or have the chance to voice their concerns directly to the people who can help them. Thank you for all your help making these meetings possible, and we hope you’ll continue supporting us as we empower communities with information and connect them with vital services. Right now, GlobalGiving still offers you the chance to maximize your impact by automatically matching your donation 50%, or 100% if you set a recurring donation. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity if you haven't already, and help us spread the word about it in your networks. Thank you so much all your support that makes this work possible.

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Accountability Lab

Location: Washington, District of Columbia - USA
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Twitter: @AccountLab
Project Leader:
Anne Sophie Ranjbar
Washington , District of Columbia United States

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