Curated topics from the April 25, 2015, Nepal Earthquake to help inform reconnaissance activities, identify impacted regions, and help document the timeline of earthquake response/recovery.

Government Aid Yet to be Distributed

September 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

According to an article by Reuters, the Nepali government has yet to spend the roughly 4 billion dollars of donated relief money. Rather than diving straight into reconstruction, they’ve attempted to first make changes which they believe will create greater stability in the long run. However, this...

Documentary on Building Back Safer Schools

September 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Curated Topics, School Buildings

Since 2012, Anne Sanquini, a PhD candidate of Geological Sciences at Stanford University has led a study of seismic- resistant schools and public buildings suggested by the National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) and engineers from the Department of Education with the help of Sundar Thapaliya,...

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Report – 26 August

August 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

94 unsafe buildings have been demolished by International Organization for Migration (IOM), including 28 private and 66 public buildings. In addition, a total of 19,740 cubic metres of rubble has been cleared. Since May, 310 people from the local community, including 138 women, have participated in cash-for-work...

Housing Situation 4-month Update, 27 August 2015

August 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

The impact of the 25 April and 12 May earthquakes resulted in over two million people losing their houses due to damage. Initially, the earthquake resulted in significant population movements within and between districts. However, by mid-July, most people had returned to their VDC of residence. The vast...

Housing Situation Update, 14 August 2015

August 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

The monsoon season has led to the expected increase in landslides, particularly across the northern areas of Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, and Sindhupalchok, causing casualties, displacement, and disrupted road access and aid delivery. Government-led and spontaneous evacuations continued throughout...

Housing Situation Update, 31 July 2015

August 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

In the past week, evacuations due to landslide risks took place in Chitwan, Dhading, Kabhrepalanchok, Makawanpur and Sindhupalchok. The reports did not specify the level of Government support to the evacuation process. Reports also suggest that the process has been delayed because of residents’ unwillingness...

GEER Report Now Available

July 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Geotechnical Impacts

In May and June of 2015, a team put together by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association visited Nepal to evaluate the geotechnical damage and effects spurred by the recent earthquake sequence. Landslides, ground failures, damage to hydropower projects, roadways, bridges...

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...

Construction of Hydropower Projects still not Resumed

July 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

The construction of the hydropower projects located in the quake-affected areas has still not resumed after the April 25 earthquake, reports the Nepalese daily Naya Patrika. The major causes include damage of access roads due to earthquake-induced landslides and workers not returning to the construction...

Housing Situation Update, 17 July 2015

July 18, 2015 by  
Filed under Housing

July 17, 2015 – Weekly highlights – This week the Government proposed its 2015/16 fiscal year budget to parliament, totalling USD 8.19 billion, about one-third higher than the previous year. The proposal allocates USD 896 million, or 11% of the budget, to rebuild earthquake-affected infrastructure...

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