Disaster Risk Reduction

Oxfam staff teach community members how to cope with disasters such as flooding - DRR team/Oxfam
Oxfam aims to strengthen vulnerable women and men coping powers to better deal with natural disasters and climate related shocks.
Oxfam in Nepal

Increased frequencies of disaster have made Nepal a major disaster hotspot area in the world. Featuring among the world’s twenty poorest countries, Nepal ranks fourth in terms of climate change impact, eleventh in terms of earthquake risk and thirtieth in terms of flood risk. In April 25, 2015, 7.6 magnitude earthquake stroke in Nepal affecting eight million population and killing 8,790 people.

These disasters have devastating costs – in both human and economic terms – and these costs are disproportionately borne by the poorest and most marginalized people.

Oxfam aims to strengthen vulnerable women and men coping powers to better deal with natural disasters and climate related shocks through its Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programme. 

Current Projects

  • Strengthening Health Sector Disaster Preparedness in Kathmandu Valley - DIPECHO VIII
  • Urban WASH/CBDRR Preparedness
  • Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Preparedness Programme
  • WASH Innovation Project-Multiple-use Water System Project
  • Handwashing Research and Promotion  

Programme Coverage

  • 15 Districts
  • 25 Village Development Committees and 9 Municipalities
  • 322 Local Disaster Committees (LHDRT,CHDRT, CDMC, LDMC)
  • 24 Cooperatives
  • 218 Women Empowerment Groups/Centres
  • 179,849 People

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