Nepal: 3 years after the earthquake
In Nepal, three years after the earthquake, 20% of the 750 000 families whose houses were destroyed still haven’t been able to start rebuilding. This logically includes the most vulnerable sections of the affected communities, such as women headed households, people living with disabilities, orphans and the elderly, who are simply not able to take part in the “owner driven” reconstruction process orchestrated by the authorities. In partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), EU Humanitarian Aid therefore supports the construction of houses for these most vulnerable families, using simple yet efficient earthquake resilient techniques. The constructed houses also serve as models for the rest of the community, who also call upon masons trained under the project.
© European Union 2018 (photo by Pierre Prakash)