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Christian Aid has worked in Nepal since 2004 and has programmes with local partners implemented across disaster prone areas

Christian Aid in Nepal

Christian Aid has worked in Nepal since 2004 and has programmes with local partners implemented across disaster prone areas.

Christian Aid has worked in Nepal since 2004 through various partners and in the aftermath of 2015 earthquake, we established a country office.

We are a member of Association of International NGOs (AIN) and registered with Social Welfare Council as an INGO.

We work across disaster prone areas in partnership with local partners. Our actions provide credible voice to the vulnerable communities through capacity enhancement and investments in local ‘in country’ capacity. This ensures vulnerable communities are strengthened against future risks.

We are certified by Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) and complies with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) on Quality and Accountability across the humanitarian, development and advocacy activities, globally.

Our programmes have been supported by the Government of Nepal, DEC, ECHO, UK Aid, Startfund, the Scottish Government, and Irish Aid.

 

Our aims

  1. To support government and other stakeholders in the implementation of the Disaster Management Act and continue resilience building advocacy through an inclusive programming agenda;
  2. To support school children and teachers with school reconstruction, basic infrastructure and education, and build capacities for school safety;
  3. To support individual livelihoods and build the capacity for income safeguarding options;
  4. To support local partners and government authorities in implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) frameworks for continual resilience building advocacy through an inclusive programming agenda;
  5. To provide earthquake affected people with permanent shelter and reconstruction assistance, technical guidance on shelter norms and inputs, and train local masons on Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) accredited masons' training module;
  6. To help individuals from the earthquake affected districts with accessing water supply, sanitation facilities, and hygiene at the household, community and school levels.

 

With the mason training that we received from Christian Aid we can say that we are building stronger and better buildings than what we were building before

Sher Man Bada and Gore Gurung from Dhading district, Nepal

Chandra and Shanta Basnet received two goats from Christian Aid through its local partner organisation GORETO in Gorkha

Chandra and Shanta Basnet received two goats from Christian Aid through its local partner organisation GORETO in Gorkha.

They also received training on goat rearing and goat shed management. With the support of Christian Aid, they have also made a goat shed to keep the goats in a safer place.

We hope to make money by rearing goats and take care of our expenses. The shed has helped us protect them from cold, wind and wild animals

Chandra and Shanta Basnet

In Nepal we work on…

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Through community water supply schemes, sanitation facilities and conducting WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) sensitisation in the community, we are providing improved access to safe water and sanitation for the community.

Shelter

We provide resilient shelter support to some of the most vulnerable households and building the capacity of the community through masons’ training ensuring safe shelter reconstruction.

Livelihoods

Through cash grants, agriculture inputs and livestock, we are supporting vulnerable households in restarting their livelihood activities.

Education

Our infrastructure support and safety preparedness measures allow us to ensure schools have safe learning spaces for students.

Disaster Risk Reduction

We are supporting the civil society and the government at local, district and national levels in implementing inclusive response and DRR practices.

Gender Equity and Social Inclusion

Through gender inclusive programming, we are working to improve gender equity and social inclusion through increased participation of women (and girls) and socially excluded communities in our programme activities.

Where we work and who we work with

Christian Aid programming has progressively covered the most vulnerable areas of the country including earthquake affected districts of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk and flood prone districts of Banke ,Bardiya and Dang districts.

Christian Aid Nepal office is based in Kathmandu. The team comprises of nine members.

Leela Shrestha with the water tap stands constructed by Christian Aid and FOCUS Nepal

The community people of Milantol, Dhading district are relieved a water scheme has been constructed in their area. Due to damage in the 2015 earthquake, members of the community used to travel more than half an hour to the nearest water point and queue in long lines from as early as 3am.

Now, 44 households have water tap stands in their own yards, supplied by a reservoir tank, a distribution tank and pipeline that lifts water to the households, constructed by Christian Aid and its partner FOCUS-Nepal.

Now we don’t have to go at night , queue and carry the water all the way several times a day. It was very tough to climb uphill with water, but now it’s such a relief that we have it our doorstep

Leela Shrestha

Key achievements

Emergency Response

Through our humanitarian response immediately after the earthquake, we supported 564,272 individuals.

We provided temporary shelters, emergency shelter items including winterisation, emergency water supply, food distribution and hygiene kits.

These interventions were funded by individual donations through Christian Aid appeal, ECHO, DEC and Start Fund.

We also responded to the Bardiya flood in Nepal in August 2017 with the support of Start Fund.

Over 45 days, Christian Aid reached out to 15,960 people by enhancing personal and environmental hygiene awareness through public health promotion activities and provided health assistance to people with special needs such as person with disability, elderly, pregnant and lactating women.

564,272

... individuals have been reached through our programmes over the last three years (as of April 2018)

Recovery and reconstruction

In the recovery and reconstruction phase we supported 580,272 individuals through water supply schemes, sanitation facilities, prototype permanent shelters, masons’ training, livelihood recovery, school safety and infrastructure.

Reports and resources

Nepal was shocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th of April 2015 and then after seventeen days another 7.3 magnitude rocked the country, exace

This report is aimed at development practitioners and donors to help identify and address the needs of those most at risk of being left behind.

With high levels of energy poverty, Nepal is focused on renewable energy to deliver energy for all, but needs international support to do so.

Ressurection, offering and intercession prayers for the Nepal earthquake.

Filled with the shock and the horror, we pray for those who are injured and for those who have lost people they love.

Loving God, We pray for the people of Nepal, devastated by an earthquake.

The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Nepal.

A Christian Aid humanitarian briefing paper discussing how no one should be left behind in rebuilding Nepal.