Housing Situation Update, 24 July 2015

July 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

The Government extended the deadline for evacuating residents of settlements at high-risk of landslides in the earthquake-hit districts by a week to 22 July. According to the latest Government plan from 14 July, an estimated 15,000 have been identified for evacuation/temporary relocation. In the past week, evacuations took place in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok, although the reports did not specify the level of Government support for the evacuation process. Several media reports also suggested that some residents in Dolakha, Rasuwa and Gorkha districts were unwilling to be relocated due to concerns of losing their livelihoods.

The Nepal Army started validating identities of people taking shelter in Tundikhel site in Kathmandu, following last week’s government decision to evacuate the makeshift camp. Only half of the people residing there were categorised as quake victims, while the others were categorised as squatters and Indian nationals according to the local media. According to the media, others have reportedly been notified to leave the site by the authorities.

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