Country: Nepal

Homes, convenient water and health posts transform lives and countryside

Pasang Tamang’s face lights up as she chats with visitors on the veranda outside her new house.  “I feel more secure here than in the temporary shelter,” says Pasang. The temporary shelter was made of corrugated iron, which was home to her and her family after the earthquake destroyed their old house and killed their daughter. Living with disability even before the disaster, which battered Nepal on 25 April, 2015, leaving nearly 9,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands of families homeless, Pasang, 48, has become even less mobile and is dependent on her husband and other relatives. Hers...

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Effective law and policy on gender equality and protection from sexual and gender-based violence in disasters – Nepali Language

Nepal witnessed a devastating earthquake on 25th April 2015 that claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and amongst them were high numbers of women, children and older persons, people with disabilities and minorities. Some organizations working in the earthquake response began to identify women and girls affected by the disaster who had suffered, or were vulnerable to, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the post-disaster period. This included forms of SGBV to which they were not as vulnerable in normal times, and for which there appeared to be insuf cient preparedness to provide...

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Hidden Aftershocks

This ‘Hidden Aftershocks’ report is based on findings of an assessment of mental health and psychosocial issues conducted 18-24 months after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

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Taking matters into their own hands: Rebuilding after Nepal floods

Bimala Pariya, 60, would never have suspected that she would lose everything she owned to the recent flooding in Nepal. The floods not only destroyed her house in the Sunsari District of Nepal, but swept away her toilet, pig shed, household items, and damaged the fresh water well behind her home.

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