Earthquake in Nepal: LI-BIRD Relief and Rebuilding Plan






Earthquake in Nepal, April 2015. Photo credit: Mahesh Shrestha / LI-BIRD

The 7.6 Richter scale magnitude earthquake in Nepal of 25 April 2015, followed by more than 140 aftershocks, has destroyed more than 191,000 houses and damaged 175,000 more. More than 7300 people have been confirmed dead and over 14,000 have been injured. Humanitarian relief work is scaling up distribution, however, logistics remain challenging with a real risk of effort duplication. District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC) and VDCs are facilitating coordination of relief efforts.

Our friends at LI-BIRD (Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development), based in Pokhara, Nepal, are responding to the disaster with a three phase plan that involves:
i) livelihood provisioning,
ii) livelihood protection, and
iii) livelihood promotion.

You can read more about their work on their Website (by clicking here), which is being updated with news reports from them as their work goes forward. The site also contains information on how you can make a donation to support the relief work. PAR will be following progress and will try to report as news comes in.