Newsletter | Mar - April 2019

Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Since the onset of the devastating Earthquake in 2015, Oxfam has been supporting affected families in emergency response and recovery. Rebuilding houses along with creating livelihood improvements, access to water and sanitation, gender, social inclusion and protection of vulnerable people has been a priority for Oxfam. Oxfam has always believed in “saving lives now and in the future with enhanced resilience for vulnerable women and men at risk of, or coping with, disasters and impacts of climate change.”

As a part of this program, Oxfam is currently engaged in supporting 500 most vulnerable and displaced families with integrated housing in different sites of Sindupalchowk and Nuwakot districts. The intervention focuses on earthquake-affected population displaced from their original habitat, due to the alarming risk of geo-hazards in their land. We aim to support the most vulnerable families to build back better, improve their livelihood and facilities, reduce disaster risk, optimize local resources, building social capital and promoting environmentally friendly practices in post-disaster recovery. Following are integral parts of our integrated re-setlement approach for displaced people; Community Enagagement and Empowerment, Build Back Better with Earthquake Resistance Buildings, Gender and Social Inclusion and Environement-Friendly intervention.

Oxfam team is very honored to be supporting affected communities in their quest to revive their lives again after earthquake of 2015.