Relief for Earthquake Victims in Lamjung and Gorkha Districts in Nepal

This relief program seeks to meet the basic food and emergency shelter needs of earthquake-affected families in Lamjung and Gorkha Districts. Food provisions and material resources, such as tarpaulins, to be used for the construction of temporary shelter will be immediately provided to targeted families. The communities will be given basic training on protection issues related to living in temporary shelter. The project will also administer a cash transfer program (cash/voucher) so that families may purchase food supplies from local markets.

Background

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 11:41 a.m. on 25 April, with the epicenter in Lamjung District northwest of Kathmandu. 39 out of 75 districts in the country were severely affected, primarily in the Western and Central Regions. Many people in these areas currently live in the open, in need of access to safe, more permanent shelter. OCHA has especially identified shelter to be of top priority for rural areas as access and needs assessments still present logistical challenges for government and NGOs.

After it has been determined through field assessments that the basic needs of the targeted communities have been met, LWR will transition its earthquake response into early recovery and livelihood activities.

Goal

Meet the basic food and emergency shelter needs of the earthquake-affected communities.

Objective #1

Each family will be given at least two 12×18 foot tarpaulins and bamboo poles for building emergency structures before the start of monsoon season.

Objective #2

Each household will be trained by LWR’s staff and local partners in how to construct the shelters.

Objective #3

The communities will also be given basic training on protection issues related to living in temporary shelter.

Objective #4

The project will administer a cash transfer program (cash/voucher) so that families may purchase daily food supplies.

Quick Facts:

  • $282,746 budget
  • 5 village development committees (VDCs) targeted in Lamjung District
  • 1 VDCs targeted in Gorkha District
  • 4,600 tarpaulins benefiting 3,973 families and 2,914 food packs sufficient for 15 days of consumption for a family of 5 have been distributed.

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