- 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
- Strong steps towards total sanitation in Nepal as officials declare Sunsari and Nuwakot districts free of open defecation
- World Cup 2018 Football Screening in Bungamati
- UN-Habitat Supports Nepal Government in Conducting Training Workshop and National Consultation Symposium on Fit for Purpose Land Administration – From Policy to Implementation
- Heritage Walk Program to Engineer Students
UN-Habitat ready to support Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery in NepalPosted 5 May, 02:56 pm
April 30 2015, The United Nations has released the Flash Appeal for Response to the Nepal Earthquake, appealing for USD 415 million for the first three months. For the preparation of the emergency appeal, UN-Habitat collaborated with the Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery clusters.
So far over 5,500 people have been confirmed killed and a large amount of the country’s population has been affected. UN-Habitat’s housing and WASH teams in the country have been mobilized for immediate assessments. Preparation for the response, identifying vulnerable groups, including renters in urban and semi-urban areas and approaches to organizing spontaneous settlements of displaced households have begun.
UN-Habitat is committed to increase the resilience of communities and cities to the impacts of natural and human-made crisis and undertake post-disaster and post-conflict recovery and rehabilitation of settlements and shelter in ways that advance safer settlements.
With proven contributions made through the People’s Process approach in several recovery and reconstruction settings aftermath disasters in Asia and the Pacific – namely Indonesia, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Pacific Island nations – UN-Habitat is now undertaking post-earthquake response in Nepal.
Priority appeal actions for shelter that UN-Habitat has taken on before include: providing emergency cash assistance to address urgent needs of the most vulnerable households and host families, including rental subsidies for affected people in urban or semi-urban areas; supporting municipalities and districts to provide safe housing checks prior to population movement; and providing affected populations and implementing agencies with technical advocacy materials on appropriate, safe, building standards.
The immediate priority actions for Shelter, WASH and Early Recovery, which include rubble clearing and cleaning drainage systems, will be coordinated with government agencies and local authorities and implemented with communities and partners.