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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
CEDIM Forensic Disaster Analysis Group and South Asia Institute (SAI): Shelter response and vulnerability of displaced populations in the April 25, 2015 Nepal Earthquake

CEDIM Forensic Disaster Analysis Group and South Asia Institute (SAI) released a Report on the 25 April 2015 M7.7 to M8.0 earthquake in Nepal, with focus on shelter response and vulnerability of displaced population. Visit their website.

REPORT SUMMARY

Approximately 8 million people have been affected by April 25th, 2015 earthquake in 39 districts (including Kathmandu Valley districts), in four of the five Regions of Nepal (Far Western region not affected). As of 05 May 2015, the Government of Nepal (2015) reported 7,557 deaths and 14,409 injured people. It is estimated that 2.8 million Nepalese are displaced. The Government of Nepal has identified 191,058 houses as being destroyed and another 175,162 damaged across 67 districts in total, and has predicted that the number of destroyed houses could reach 500,000 across the country. Subsequently, the UN has emphasized the need for shelter in the affected communities. More than 3.5 million people are estimated to be in need of food of which 1.4 million may require food assistance for the next three months (UN 2015). The focus of the response has shifted from search and rescue in the Kathmandu Valley to delivery of aid to remote villages in the most affected districts. Many remote villages have yet to receive any form of aid. The aim of this report is to analyze the current shelter response situation with a view on emerging factors critical to forming the shelter policy and vulnerability of displaced populations in Kathmandu and affected areas across Nepal. (Source: Shelter response and vulnerability of displaced populations in the April 25, 2015 Nepal Earthquake)

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