Earthquake Nepal Response

Project title: Earthquake Nepal Response
Country: Nepal
Region: Kavreplanchowk District: Foksingtar, Ghartichhap, Banakhuchaur and Budhakhani Village Development Committees

01.06.2015 – 31.3.2016

Project partner:

Action Works Nepal (AWON), District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs)




Project objectives:


The devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015 took the lives of approximately 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Additionally, thousands of people were missing and about 600,000 houses damaged, according to government sources. The remote, hard to reach areas, where many of the poorest and most affected reside, remain unsupported.

Kavreplanchowk district is one of the districts most affected by the earthquake, with 317 people killed and over 80% of houses damaged (reported until 10th May 2015). The total population of this district is 413,028, 51% of which are female. Our project area includes four Village Development Communities within Kavreplanchowk: Foksingtar, Ghartichhap, Banakhuchaur and Budhakhani.

The target groups of this project include the most poor and marginalized earthquake disaster survivors in the remote parts of Kavreplanchowk. There is a special focus on children and women, especially pregnant and lactating women, due to the susceptibility of gender based violence of these groups, as well as the elderly and injured residents. Their immediate needs are food, shelter, medicines, drinking water, health and hygiene support, as well as protection and psychosocial support.

Throughout this project, it will be ensured a gender approach is mainstreamed by engaging and consulting with women and girls in the development and implementation of activities. Project activities will also contribute to their empowerment and give them a stronger voice during the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.

The CFUGs facilitate a process to identify the most vulnerable people and will support in the distribution of relief materials and the empowerment of the target groups. In addition, the CFUGs will provide forest products, including fuelwood, poles, and timber, as a part of the post disaster livelihood recovery process.

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