Jajarkot Earthquake: Situation Analysis Report, 06


This report highlights the impact of the earthquake on affected area where 26557 houses have been completely destroyed, leaving a critical need for shelter materials such as tarpaulins, blankets, and mats. Despite adequate food supplies and stable medical provisions, the shelter crisis persists, with Assistant Chief District Officer Pravesh Badhuwal, Rukum West shared the need for humanitarian stakeholders to provide the necessary resources. In Salyan, the focus on aid has been less, with many residents forced to live in the open due to continuous aftershocks and damaged homes, particularly in the Darma Rural Municipality.
The necessity for urgent action in the WASH Cluster, which has called for immediate repairs to damaged water supply systems and the provision of sanitation and hygiene supplies to a vast number of households. Mobile service providers are also urged to offer unrestricted phone access to aid in rescue and recovery, as exemplified by the life-saving communication during the crisis.
Lastly, the report highlights the efforts for recovery, such as the establishment of a health insurance plan in Jajarkot to provide free medical services, the push to prioritize education through temporary school buildings, and the need for psychosocial counseling services to address the mental health crisis. The Nepal Police and Nepal Scout have been active in recovery operations, focusing on debris clearance and aid distribution, reaching a significant portion of the affected populace. These combined efforts are critical in addressing the immediate needs and facilitating the long-term rehabilitation of the earthquake-stricken communities.


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