Discussion on Bajhang Earthquake


The virtual discussion organized by DPNet Nepal centered around the recent seismic activity in Bajhang district, involving earthquakes of magnitudes 5.3 and 6.3. The collaborative effort between DPNet, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) focused on the extensive damage to grain storage and livestock housing in the region. The meeting emphasized the need for immediate relief and long-term resilience efforts, particularly addressing livelihood challenges through improved agriculture and damage assessments. Participants highlighted various initiatives, such as the LEGS program supporting livestock communities and the SEADS tool for efficient agricultural crisis response. Challenges related to the government's one-door policy for relief distribution were discussed, and organizations shared their efforts in providing emergency assistance, including cash support and distribution of non-food items. The meeting stressed the importance of collaboration, assessment, and coordination among various stakeholders to effectively address the urgent situation in Bajhang. The full video can be accessed as Discussion on Bajhang Earthquake on the YouTube channel of DPNet Nepal.




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