Shelter response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake

Project: External partner: Global Shelter Cluster 8th November 2017

Two major earthquakes struck Nepal in April and May 2015, affecting around 6 million people. The government called for humanitarian assistance and the international community supported the response in the 14 most-affected districts, through three main phases: emergency relief, supporting self-recovery, and winterization. After the initial phase, characterized mainly by in-kind distributions, cash-based assistance became the preferred modality for this response.

These case studies examine the shelter response to the earthquake through three projects. The first focuses on establishing coordination mechanisms to liaise with operational agencies; the second explores incorporating a gender sensitive approach to the emergency response; and the third investigates how training in shelter design can help facilitate the community’s self-recovery. Read the full case studies here.

Thank you to Shelter Projects for contributing this learning.

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