Nepal earthquake 2015
Nepal earthquake - six months on
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Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, CBM, with partner organisations, has reached more than 21,000 people in the worst-hit districts.
We are providing access to medical and psychosocial rehabilitation and support, and working on many levels to ensure that mainstream relief is disability-inclusive. In this process, we are using the knowledge and resources of Nepalese Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), and working in close cooperation with other humanitarian agencies through the coordination mechanisms set up in the country.
To ensure that the transition into long-term rehabilitation is smooth, that gaps are filled and that the recovery work is in harmony with ongoing development work, more projects are being planned. These are designed not only to create a seamless response, but the overall strategy is looking to the future; CBM and partners will be working to together for months and years to come, to build more inclusive and resilient communities for all.
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CBM and partners’ response
- 14,808 people have been seen through outreach camps, of whom 3,450 have received rehabilitation services and 878 medical interventions/surgeries have been performed
- 2,780 people have received psychosocial counselling, trauma care and tailored Psychological First Aid (PFA), while 337 people (staff/partners) have received training or refresher training on PFA
- Integral members of the Age and Disability Task Force (ADTF)
- Joint production of key message documents
- Training mainstream agencies to provide disability-inclusive services
- 3,063 persons with disabilities and older people affected by the earthquake have been identified
- 919 referrals have been made to more than 72 organisations ensuring that basic needs (including shelter, health, food, education, livelihood and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene - WASH) are addressed, and specific requirements such as wheelchairs and walking/hearing/visual aids are provided.
We have undertaken an analysis of accessibility, are implementing research assessing the impact of the earthquake on the most at-risk people, will run projects on health professional training and accessible media, and plan to provide national level training for managers of reconstruction agencies in Nepal on disability inclusive shelters and settlements in close collaboration with the Shelter Cluster led by International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).