Nepal

map of Nepal

On April 25th, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, followed by another 7.3 magniture quake 2 weeks later.Nepal is now facing one of the largest crises of it’s history. The challenge is compounded by the realities of the country, which has recently emerged from a long period of conflict and political instability. 

Days after the first earthquake struck Nepal, IsraAID deployed its emergency relief team to provide crucially needed supplies and services. IsraAID engaged in search and rescue, medical, and mental health and psycho-social services (MHPSS), and is now helping to move forward and strengthen the community. IsraAID currently has a variety of projects in Nepal focusing on it's specific community needs.


Statistics

Population
28,174,724
Child marriage (%) married by 18
40.7%
Underweight children under 5 (%) rural
30%
Life expectancy
68 Years
Casualties following earthquake
8,891
People in need
2,800,000
Poverty Rate
25.2%
Child Labour Rate
33.9%
Adult literacy rate (%)
57.4%

IsraAID and Nepal

Initial efforts focused on the immediate survival of those without access to food, clean water, or medical services. At the same time, IsraAID's ERT is performing needs assessments to focus efforts on long-term recovery via agriculture, fishery, and water infrastructure, as well as capacity-building in the field of psycho-social services (PSS) to increase coping mechanisms and resilience after tragic events such as this earthquake.

 

Our Projects

  • A ROOF FOR ALL A ROOF FOR ALL

    Providing safe and sturdy transitional shelters for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes

  • MEDICAL EMERGENCY RELIEFMEDICAL EMERGENCY RELIEF

    Providing on-going support to clinics and hospitals, working hand-in-hand with Nepalese medical staff

  • THEATRE THEATRE

    Psycho Social Support Through Theatre

  • HoneyAIDHoneyAID

    Empowering women and providing income generating jobs through environmentally friendly beekeeping

  • Disaster ResponseDisaster Response

    Providing emergency relief after the devestating Nepal earthquake

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A ROOF FOR ALL

Providing safe and sturdy transitional shelters for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes

IsraAID launched its "A Roof for All" program in 3 earthquake affected districts to provide safe and sturdy transitional shelter for thousands of displaced families who have lost their homes. 

Goals

  • Provide sturdy, safe housing to as many people as possible
  • Teach the citizens in the communities effected how to build temporary shelters
  • Provide the citizens with all the necessary tools, as well as learning what tools they have for longer sustainability to build shelters and housing

Achievements

  • In the Lalitpur Districts we've built a "Town Shelter" community compound in which beside housing, clean drinking water, safe toilets, kitchen garden, solar electricity and study centre for children of the community were provided
  • IsraAID Nepal was one of the first organizations to conduct Mason training certificated by Nepal government
  • As a partner of the Shelter Cluster in Nepal, IsraAID's technical team are working alongside government agencies, and other INGOs to provide transitional housing solutions that are low cost and suitable for the conditions in Nepal
  • IsraAID's "A Roof for All" program provided 660 houses to families in 5 districts
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MEDICAL EMERGENCY RELIEF

Providing on-going support to clinics and hospitals, working hand-in-hand with Nepalese medical staff

IsraAID Medical team headed by epidemiologist expert Prof. Mick Elkan, was dispatched to Nepal within days after the earthquake to respond to the emerging needs, and assist the Nepalese government and international actors in the short, and long-term recovery plans. The medical team has worked in five main locations: Kathmandu (Bir Hospital), Sidhupalchowk (Dhap VDC), Gorkha (Uhiya VDC), Nuwakot (Khani Gaun) and Lalitpur (Karyabikayak Municipality) assisting with patient treatment and providing on-going support to clinics and hospitals, hand-in-hand with the Nepalese medical staff.

Goals

  • Provide adequate medical, and health care to as many people as possible due to the earthquake devestation
  • Develop as many medical camps as possible

Achievements

  • Treated over 4000 injured citizens
  • Created and ran over 20 medical camps
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THEATRE

Psycho Social Support Through Theatre

As a part of IsraAID's PSS program, IsraAID has an ongoing theatre project where 3 different groups of theatre artists have worked in Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Kavre, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts. These groups have reached out to more than 23,000 people with Psychological First Aid, GBV and Psycho-Social Support to the communities.

Goals

  • Create presentations to provide treatment in form of expression art, and art therapy to the people effected by the earthquake 
  • Create workshops to help the people of Nepal heal as well as move forward in other PSS issues that the citizens are facing
     

Achievements

  • Conducted and organized training and workshops on PSS and Tools of Expressive Art to the psychologists and counselors
  • Organized workshops to the youth volunteers and motivational speakers of WIN (We Inspire Nepal) on the PSS and tools of expressive art
  • Conducted workshops on self-care
  • Conducted two days workshop and provided tools of expressive art to the staffs and volunteers of a variety of different groups
  • Designed the intensive program for long term PSS training
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HoneyAID

Empowering women and providing income generating jobs through environmentally friendly beekeeping

IsraAID have initiated the "HoneyAID" project for women empowerment by beekeeping. In this program, groups of women from villages affected by the earthquake will receive beekeeping training and support, 3 beehives of local bees, by using environmental friendly methods, and a support centre that will be the packaging and marketing centre and will manufacture and colonialize more beehives.

The women will form a agro enterprise cooperative and will invest some of the profit back in the community (as in auxiliary training, scholarships for girls).

Goals

  • Empowering woman that make up more than half the population and are discriminated against
  • Provide income building livelihoods for families in the villages effected by the earthquake
  • Provide a long-term project aimed at a variety of different community needs

Achievements

  • Trained the first 2 groups of a total of 69 women and provided beehives
  • Renovated and established the sustainable "HoneyAID farm" which will support the project as it continues to grow
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Disaster Response

Providing emergency relief after the devestating Nepal earthquake

Days after the first earthquake struck Nepal, IsraAID's emergency relief team arrived to provide crucially needed supplies and services. We engaged in search and rescue, emergency medical relief, and mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS). 

Goals

  • Search & Rescue
  • Medical Relief 
  • Mental Health and Psycho Social Support
  • Shelter

Achievements

  • Provided Search & Rescue in areas effected by the disaster
  • Medical team established over 20 medical camps
  • Mental health professionals provided ongoing traumatic crisis Mental Health and Psycho Social Support(MHPSS) 
  • A Roof For All Shelter project was launched where over 660 homes were built in over 5 districts