Nepal earthquake 2015
Nepal earthquake - one month on
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Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, CBM, with partner organisations, has reached more than 3000 people through outreach camps in some of the worst-hit and least-accessible districts.
We are using the knowledge and resources of Nepalese Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), and working in close cooperation with the coordination mechanisms set up in the country, to ensure that not only our response but those of mainstream relief organisations are fully inclusive.
Our emergency team, based in Kathmandu, was functioning in the hours immediately after the earthquake and a strategy is in place to continue this work through the first phase and beyond.
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- Within the first 24 hours CBM Emergency Response Unit had made contact with our Nepal country office and with all partners in Nepal, and had ascertained that all staff were safe
- A local Emergency Response Team (ERT) was quickly assembled from in-country staff, and CBM Emergency Programme Manager and other experienced international staff arrived within 3-4 days
- In the days and weeks that followed, this team visited our partners in many of the worst-affected areas, assessing the needs and building strategy for a disability-inclusive response
- Continue to identify needs of communities, and especially persons with disabilities
- Ensure that persons with severe injuries and disabilities have access to timely, contextually appropriate medical, orthopaedic, physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support services
- Work with mainstream relief organisations to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in their emergency/recovery programmes
- Build the capacity of our local resources to ensure the continuation of this work in the longer-term