Reconstruction after earthquake in Nepal
Nepal is highly affected by natural disasters. Floods, landslides, earthquakes, fires, drought, epidemic are taking their yearly toll on life, livestock, assets and destruction of the cultivated land, reducing food stock. Most of Nepal’s area lies in the seismically active zone and the population is highly vulnerable to the earthquake disaster, which is evident from the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Poverty disparity in Nepal varies according to the caste, geographical area, and gender.
How do we help?
The volunteer can significantly contribute
- various training package development on school and community-based disaster risk reduction.
- documentation of lesson learned in local partners DRR and humanitarian assistance projects.
- developing and rolling out toolkits for mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction in the mandate and projects of local partners.
- supporting organization in coordination and networking.
- testing of existing guidelines for disaster risk reduction and producing evidence for advocacy.
- capacity building of organization in advocacy at several levels for inclusive disaster preparedness.
Finn Church Aid Foundation Nepal
Finn Church Aid (1947, Finland) works in 20 program countries. FCA provides life-saving and early recovery activities and supports people affected by disasters. FCA emphasizes a strong continuum and Disaster Risk Reduction to improve the well-being of communities and to increase their resilience in future crises. FCA has been active in humanitarian aid since its founding. Capacity building of its own and local partners is a strong component in FCA’s work, and one of the focus areas is to ensure a better link between humanitarian and DRR capacity building. FCA has technical experience in international volunteer management since 2005, with 100 volunteers deployed by programs like EAPPI and Teachers without Borders.