EU supports in reconstructionDevelopmental partners representing the consortium of ACT Alliance in Nepal on Saturday launched Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project (NERP) worth €1.5 million to build back better and safer shelters in quake-affected districts.
Developmental partners representing the consortium of ACT Alliance in Nepal on Saturday launched Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project (NERP) worth €1.5 million to build back better and safer shelters in quake-affected districts.
Dan Church Aid, Christian Aid, Lutheran World Federation and ICCO Cooperation supported by the European Union (EU) launched the project that intends to directly reach 16,940 people to build shelters in 14 highly affected VDCs of Dhading, Makawanpur, Rasuwa and Sindulpalchok districts. The project will run from August 2015 to May 2016.
Of the total €1.5 million budget, EU is funding €900,000 and the remaining €600,000 is co-financed by the Act Alliance consortium members to facilitate recovery from the April 25 earthquake that killed over 8,890 people, said the statement shared by Dan Church Aid.
The project will focus on gaps in immediate humanitarian response including addressing transitional shelter needs by providing shelter materials and technical assistance through locally trained shelter technicians, enabling affected households to build back better and safer shelters.
The statement further mentioned that the project will include targeted cash transfer support, focus on sanitation needs covering household toilets, and access to water and hygiene services at the community level.