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Christian Aid Nepal

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

Christian Aid Nepal

Manisha Dhakal with the community tap with water supply, which was installed with the support of  Christian Aid partner organisation Focus Nepal in Dhading.

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.

A woman stands outside her house which has partly collapsed from the earthquake in Nepal

Leela with her family home which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Leela’s husband, Toran, attended training held by local partner staff, and began constructing a temporary shelter with materials and tools also supplied by Christian Aid.

Key achievements

Emergency Response

Through our humanitarian response immediately after the earthquake, we supported 955,295 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 and DEC.

We also responded to the Bardiya flood in Nepal in August 2017.

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.

955,295

... people were supported through our humanitarian response after the 2015 earthquake

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

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.