AREA OF EXPERTISE
AREA OF EXPERTISE
TGH implements a post-natural disaster emergency program in Nepal with the financial support of the Fondation de France. It aims to provide concrete emergency aid to people affected by earthquakes and monsoon in the district of Kavrepalanchok.
289 households (approximately 54% of the population of Koshidekha) will benefit from access to sanitation facilities, thus reducing health risks;
531 households, (492 households in Koshidekha and 39 households in Aaphghat, representing 100% of the population directly affected by the earthquake that hit both villages) will see their access to basic hygiene conditions improved through the distribution of hygiene kits;
492 households (representing 100% of the total population of Koshidekha) will benefit from access to medical equipment and basic medicines through the distribution of first aid kits in every ward of the village;
395 households, (representing 29.5% of the total population of Koshidekha and 38% of the total population of Kharelthok) will have access to an improved water supply network;
492 households (representing 100% of the population of Koshidekha directly affected by the earthquake) will receive material and technical support for the construction of temporary shelters.
The indirect beneficiaries of Triangle G H’s proposed action represent the entire population of the target villages (Koshidekha, Aaphghat and Kharelthok), including people severely affected by the earthquakes, having partly or fully lost their homes, as well as people still having a home, representing a total of 4,940 people. Indeed, the entire population will indirectly benefit from an overall improvement in the basic hygiene situation in the target villages.
TGH implements a post-natural disaster emergency program in Nepal with the financial support of the Fondation de France. It aims to provide concrete emergency aid to people affected by earthquakes and monsoon in the district of Kavrepalanchok. TGH implements actions aiming to restore basic hygiene conditions, help inhabitants cope with the winter season, and take part in economic recovery in the village of Koshidekha, in order to mitigate the impact of the two earthquakes that hit the country. In addition, a preliminary action of agricultural recovery through seed distribution was conducted mid-May with the support of the Rhône-Alpes Region.
Meeting between TGH, the chief of the village, the head of the district and the NGO ARSOW-Nepal
For its multisectoral emergency action, TGH relies on its local partner, ARSOW-Nepal (Association for Rural Social Welfare). It is a local Nepalese NGO working for social development in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), agriculture, environment and protection. Both associations met during the assessment mission conducted by TGH in Nepal, after ARSOW-Nepal had been recommended by the Fondation de France with whom a partnership was underway. Since then, TGH and ARSOW-Nepal have signed a partnership agreement to work together on this multisectoral emergency action. The local NGO brings to TGH its anchorage, relationships and experience in the implementation of programs in the targeted district. TGH supports ARSOW-Nepal thanks to its expertise and proven experience in financial, administrative and logistics management of emergency projects funded by major international donors.
The district targeted by TGH's emergency action was strongly affected by the two earthquakes, particularly in rural areas where constructions are almost entirely made of dry stone masonry or plastered with clay. Kavrepalanchok ranks among the 14 districts most severely affected by the two earthquakes and aftershocks¹: approximately 318 people died and 1,179 were injured.
Distribution of seeds, funded by the Rhône Alpes Region
The village targeted by TGH's action (Koshidekha), located in a rural area north of the district, has been particularly affected by the earthquakes in terms of destruction of houses. Indeed, in Koshidekha, approximately 93%² of the houses were destroyed or severely damaged. TGH operates in economic recovery, in the construction of temporary sanitation facilities, and provides material support to restore basic hygiene conditions and cope with the winter season.
Between May 12th and 14th, 2015, TGH first conducted a preliminary agricultural support action in Koshidekha thanks to the financial support of the Rhône-Alpes Region. The NGO was able to support approximately 1,250 inhabitants, corresponding to individuals who had been seriously affected during the earthquakes by the loss of seeds stored in their houses. In total, approximately 1,265 kg of seeds were distributed (corn, beans) to enable the villagers to plant before the monsoon.
The action of TGH is based on two axes:
Distribution of first aid kits in Khoshidekha
Dozer intervention in Koshidekha
¹ Source: Nepal Flash Appeal for the Response to the Nepal Earthquake, ReliefWeb
² Data collected by TGH during its assessment mission
³ Ventilated Improved Pit