- WWF launches Coastal Project on Water and Sanitation at Kakapir and Soomer villages
- Water for future: Rainwater harvesting drive
- Campaign to preserve groundwater
- URBANISATION PROCESS: Study on vulnerability assesment
- Rainwater harvesting a boon to Lalitpur folk
- Community gets its own supply of water
- Traditional Water management and Machhendranath Festival
- UN HABITAT & UNICEF support promotion of arsenic mitigation options in terai districts of Nepal
- UN Habitat supporting EcoSan Toilet Promotional Campaign in Nagarkot
- Call to preserve traditional water management system
- Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day
- Bajura yet to rid itself of Chhaupadi tradition
- M-WASH-CC Formation in Sandhikharka Municipality
- Voice from slum
- World Habitat Day to be observed on Monday
- Squatters to be consulted to resolve their problem
- World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos
- ‘Give Slum Dwellers a Voice’, Secretary-General says in Message for World Habitat Day
- Construction of temporary shelters gaining momentum
- Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.
- Japan and UN-Habitat to provide shelter support in Nepal before and during monsoon
- Nepal: Another 7.3 magnitude earthquake wreaks further havoc
- UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in Nepal
- UN-Habitat Regional Director visit Gamcha
- 'Rebuilding the hearts of people'
- Shelter project team set off for field mission
- Youth Volunteers Revive Over 100 toilets in four days
- Bardiya declared Terai first ODF District
- UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutions
- Relief materials to vulnerable women
- UN-Habitat and IUTC trained urban practitioners in Land Readjustment
- Rebuilding what is holy
- Post-quake urban challenges complex: Padma Sunder Joshi
- Community Information Center formally opened
- Training People on Sustainable and Safer Building Construction
- National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati
- “Happily shifted in my own Temporary Shelter”
- Illegal settlement sprawl risks up
- Safer Homes
- Rebuilding Nepal
- Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away
- GSF programmes empower close to 10 million to end open defecation
UN-Habitat promoting safer building solutionsPosted 8 June, 04:07 pm
8th June 2015,UN-Habitat will promote safer building solutions during the early recovery phase after the devastating earthquake in Nepal on 25th April and the major aftershock on 12th May, 2015.
The United Nations released the Flash Appeal for Response to the Nepal Earthquake (link to Flash Appeal), appealing for USD 415 million for the first three months. In response, the Government of Japan has decided to support UN-Habitat’s humanitarian response for shelter provisions prior and during the forthcoming monsoon. For this a USD 800,000 Emergency Grant Aid will be mobilized through UN-Habitat to provide assistance in the districts of Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha and three districts in Kathmandu Valley.
The Emergency Grant Aid will be utilized to provide material support for communities in building 1600 temporary shelters and operate eight Community Information Centers (kiosks), two in each five selected districts. The kiosks will serve as an information hub for communities seeking technical information on ‘building back better and safer’.
The staff team selected for the project (Shelter Provision for the Most Vulnerable before & during the Monsoon) supported by the Government of Japan has already been oriented on project approaches and its objectives.
In addition, UN-Habitat is supporting the Government of Nepal’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) initiative to determine the impacts of the devastating earthquake. It has been supporting the government and working together with Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery cluster members on relief activities immediately after the earthquake in Nepal.