Nepal – One Year After The Earthquake
Support for Housing Reconstruction
Following the earthquakes, 882,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. Many families lost their homes, while others were afraid of returning to their dwellings, as the structures may have been weakened. The family house provides privacy and dignity, as well as protection from the elements and against disease, and villagers who were asked about their greatest need said that it was to rebuild their house. The approach is to enable communities to rebuild their houses themselves through:
- The distribution of construction materials;
- Training and technical support for building earthquake-resistant structures;
- Advocacy for promised government compensation; and
- Help for the recovery of official legal documents, such as land titles.
Next week Promoting Agricultural and Economic Recovery