Earthquake Response in Gorkha District, Nepal

In response to the needs of earthquake-affected families in Gorkha District, this project will provide shelter, diversified sources of income for farmers, and better community preparation for future disasters. This early recovery project is comprised of three components: i) increasing year round food security among the affected households, ii) ensuring safe and habitable homes for affected families and iii) developing community capacity on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Background

Lamjung and Gorkha are among the severely affected districts in the Nepal earthquake on 25 April 2015. According to the Nepal Red Cross’s initial rapid assessment of Gorkha District, 26,322 houses were completely destroyed and 13,577 were partially damaged. The displaced population in Gorkha totals almost 44,000 individuals. The affected communities do not have the means to rebuild their homes. The earthquake also disrupted their traditional farming livelihoods, and they have no alternative sources of income.

Objectives

The long-term goal of this project is to contribute to the recovery and rehabilitation of earthquake-affected households in Jaubari VDC of Gorkha District in Nepal. Specific objectives of the project are:

  • Earthquake affected households have increased food security through cash-for-work (C4W) activities, the formation/ reformation of farmers groups, and climate smart agricultural inputs, diversification and training for those groups.
  • Earthquake affected households have safe and habitable homes through the provision of construction materials and training.
  • Earthquake affected communities develop a Disaster Risk Reduction Plan for use in future disasters.

Quick Facts

  • $299,531 budget
  • Reduce vulnerability for earthquake-affected families in Jaubari VDC.
  • Reach more than 5,000 beneficiaries.

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