Relief and Recovery Supports to the Earthquake Affected Communities

                                                                                

 Funded By                                                                                                                            Implementing Organization                   
IM-Swedish Development Partner                                                                                             Jagaran Nepal            

 
 
1st Phase of the Project
 
A. Title of the Project: Earthquake Victim Relief Program in Sindhupalchowk District (Project Number 8539605)
 
B. Location of the Project: Pipaldaada VDC (Chautara Municipality) of Sindhupalchowk District
 
C. Objective of the Relief Program: The objective of this relief program was to provide the immediate relief package in women-friendly perspective to the earthquake affected of Pipaldaada VDC of Sindhupalchowk district.
 
D. Total number of Right Holders: 436 Household
 
E. Duration of the Project: 1 May 2015- 15 May 2015
 
F. Total budget: The total budget of the project is NPR 1,866,655
 
G. Relief Items Provided for the Earthquake affected of Sindhupalchowk District
Food Items Non Food Items
Rice Blankets
Lentils Gown For Women
Bitten Rice Shawl For Women
Soybean Oil T-Shirt for Men
Sugar Baby Suit (for boy & girl)
Salt Sanitary Pad
Jeevan Jal Candle
Milk Powder Matchstick
  Soap
  Piush (Water Cleaner)
 
H. Activities carried out:
The activities that have been carried out in the process of distribution of relief package include the following:
  • Identified the need of the affected people by the process of need assessment in the planned VDC.
  • Analyzed the need of most needy people such as pregnant women, lactating mothers, infants.
  • Coordinated with the VDC, local level stakeholders, political parties, volunteers, district level CDO office and others. 
  • Mobilized the volunteers in buying and packaging, load/unload of the relief items.
  • Took the relief packages to the desired destination safely and securely.
  • Distributed the relief packages to the needy people in a coordinated way.
  • Monitored after some time to see the usage of the distributed items.

I. Achievements of the Project:

  • The relief package was distributed to 436 families of Pipal Danda VDC. 
  • The relief packets were saved from being robbed because of the proper co-ordination with the district police and Chief District Office (CDO).
  • The relief package became useful for the entire family of the affected as it was an integrated relief package that contained all the basic items necessary for a family to survive for few days.
  • People receiving the relief package responded appreciatively about the relief materials. Especially, they replied that new clothes and blankets was a very urgent need for them to protect them from cold as all of their belongings had buried under the soil. 
  • People also thanked us for respecting them and not bringing old clothes.
  • Food materials of the package that contained all-in-all nutritious items like rice, pulse, oil and salt were also appropriately useful as people were mostly having only raw and junk foods previously

J. Lessons Learnt:

  • Duplication of the relief materials can be avoided by coordinating with the local level stakeholders, govt., CDO Office and leaders who are well acquainted with the victims.
  • Integrated Relief package should be distributed as per the need of the survivors.
  • Programs of Civil Society Organizations and NGOs can be conducted efficiently only by proper coordination with regional governmental authorities.
  • Follow-up and informing local stake holders for monitoring of the program is necessary
 
2nd Phase of the Project
 
A. Title of the Project: Relief and Recovery Program for Jaisithok VDC of Kavre District
 
B. Location of the Project: Jaisithok VDC (Ward No. 1,6,7 and 8) of Kavre District
 
C. Objective of the Project: The objective of this program was to provide emergency relief and recovery support from women’s perspective for the earthquake affected people of Jaisithok VDC, Kavre.
 
D. Total number of Right Holders: 230 Households from 4 wards of Jasithok VDC (320 Students from 3 school)
 
E. Duration of the Project: 16 May 2015- 15 August 2015
 
F. Total Budget: The total budget of this relief and recovery program is NPR 2,967,250.86 
 
G. Team involved in Project Implementation:
 
Project Coordinator (Centre) - 15%
Field- Based District Project Coordinator (District) - 100%
Social Mobilizer (District) - 100%
 
H. Relief and Recovery Supports Provided:
Relief Support (Food Items) Recovery Support
Rice Shelter (Roofing Material - CGI Sheet)
Lentils Sanitation (Toothpaste, Soap for Bath/Wash, Sanitary pad for women/girls)
Oil Psychological Counseling
Sugar Schooling Support (Dolls, Playing kits, educational materials)
Salt Support to pregnant and post-natal women (Baby food, baby wear,  blanket, clothes to women)
Tea Support to senior citizens (warm clothes)
  Livelihood support (Seeds, inputs and water tank)
 
I. Activities carried out:
  • Identified the need of the affected people by the process of need assessment in the planned VDC.
  • Analyzed the need of most needy people such as pregnant women, lactating mothers, senior citizens, infants, and children.
  • Coordinated with the VDC Secretary, local level stakeholders, political parties, volunteers, district level CDO office, DDRC and others. 
  • Mobilized the volunteers in buying and packaging, load/unload of the relief items.
  • Distributing the relief packages to the needy people in a coordinated way.
  • Provided semi-permanent shelter to the needy people.
  • Provided livelihood support such as seed of maize, fertilizer to the affected people of Jaisithok VDC.
  • Provided schooling support (School uniform, stationary, school equipments) to the neediest student of 3 school of Jaisithok VDC.
  • Provided water tank to the affected people for the purpose of drinking and agricultural farming.
  • Provided warm clothes for the senior citizens.
J. Achievements of the project:
  • The relief package was distributed to 230 families of Jaisithok village of kavre.
  • The relief packets were saved from being robbed because of the proper co-ordination with the district police and Chief District Office (CDO). 
  • The relief package became useful for the entire family of the affected as it was an integrated relief package that contained all the basic items necessary for a family to survive for few days.
  • People receiving the relief package responded appreciatively about the relief materials.
  • The semi-permanent shelter provided as a recovery support was very useful for the needy people since they were able to stay under the shelter during the monsoon season. 
  • The counseling which was provided for the affected people helped them to get back to their normal life. The people were very scared because of the continuous occurrence of the earthquake, but after getting the psycho-social counseling training, they were able to get away from the stress.
  • The students whose studies had been paused because of the shortage of school uniform, school equipments were able to get back to the school and start their studies normally.
  • The livelihood support provided to the affected people helped them to get engage in the livelihood activities and will soon be able to generate income. 
  • The water tank was very helpful for the affected people for the purpose of drinking water and agricultural faming. 
  • Similarly, post-natals women, infants and senior citizens of Jaisithok VDC were benefited from the warm clothes provided as a recovery support by Jagaran Nepal with support of IM Nepal.
K. Lessons learnt:
  • Coordination with the local group, local affected people is necessary for an effective relief and recovery distribution process
  • Duplication of the relief materials can be avoided by coordinating with the local level stakeholders, govt., CDO Office and leaders who are well acquainted with the affected.
  • Integrated Relief and recovery support should be distributed as per the need of the affected people.
  • Programs of Civil Society Organizations and NGOs can be conducted efficiently only by proper coordination with governmental authorities.
  • Follow-up and informing local stake holders for monitoring of the program are necessary.
  • Support such as livelihood, counseling, schooling should be provided to the affected people for up to a certain period of time after which they will be able to help themselves to sustain for the long run.
  • The distribution process will be easier by coordinating with the Authorized body.
  • Women-friendly shelter should be constructed and relief packages should be distributed focusing on the women and children.

Some Glimpses


(Jagaran & IM Team packing the earthquake relief supplies to be distributed to affected people of Sindhupalchowk)


(Relief supplies ready to be taken to Sindhupalchowk for the earthquake affected people)


(Jagaran & IM team distributing the relief packages to the earthquake affected peoples of Sindhupalchowk district.)


(Kriyaputri waiting to receive the relief package, Sindhupalchowk)


(Jagaran and IM team in relief distribution process for the earthquake affected people of Sindhupalchowk)


(Manager of Jagaran Nepal consoling the earthquake affected school children of Jaisithok VDC, Kavre)


(Physco-social counselor providing counseling to the small school childrens of Jaisithok VDC, Kavre)


(Meena Bista, Manager of Jagaran Nepal distribution relief packages to Post-Natal Mothers and Pregnant Women in Jaisithok, Kavre)


(Manager of Jagaran Nepal with earthquake affected peoples of Kavre after distributing Relief Supplies to them)


(Jagaran Team providing counselling support to the earthquake affected women of Jaisithok, Kavre)


(Sharmila Karki, Chairperson, Jagaran Nepal & Govinda Neupane, Country Director - Nepal IM Swedish Development Partner distribution Relief Packages to Peoples of Jaisithok, Kavre)


(Particiapants of Physco-Social Counseling program, Kavre)


(Earthquake affected Local Peoples collecting maze seeds under livelihood support program)


(VDC Secretary of Jaisithok VDC, Kavre expressing his views regarding the supports provided by Jagaran and IM team for the earthquake affected peoples.)


(The earthquake affected people of Jaisithok VDC collecting CZI Sheets distributed by Jagaran and IM team)