ADRA Nepal Responds to Jajarkot Earthquake

ADRA Nepal has been assessing the situation and liaising with national and local government entities to determine our response to the earthquake in Jarjakot, Karnali Province.  The earthquake which occurred on the 3rd November at 11.47pm has claimed the lives of 157 people and injured 256 people. Around 4000 homes have been partially damaged and over 900 completely damaged.  Following the request from the government for international agencies to respond and assist, ADRA initiated its National Emergency Management Plan (NEMP) and is providing 650 shelter kits to aid earthquake victims in Barekot Rural Municipality. These kits are being distributed in collaboration with our implementing partner agency, ENRUDEC. ADRA is working with the local municipality to compile a list of families requiring this essential support, focusing on the worst affected and most vulnerable. The winter weather has commenced, and it is essential that we support people with the basic provisions needed to keep them warm and well.

ADRA is continuing to assess ongoing needs and is considering the future recovery needs in the area.  People affected by the earthquake are likely to experience a disruption in local services and livelihoods and will need ongoing support including reconstruction, infrastructure repair, health care, psycho-social support, livelihoods, water and sanitation services.  We hope our partners and donors will consider these needs as we seek to improve the lives of people affected by disaster.