Jajarkot Earthquake : Quad-Day Situation Report (23-26 Nov)


This situation report highlights the response of humanitarian and development partners to the Jajarkot earthquake, with a focus on the most affected municipalities. Despite significant efforts, there is a notable gap in reaching remote and mountainous regions where conditions are bad. These areas, often overlooked, urgently need support, considering the diverse poverty levels in Jajarkot and Rukum West. Health initiatives include establishing health camps and distributing medicines, with a focus on WASH. However, there is a need for more health professionals and comprehensive health awareness campaigns, especially in inaccessible mountain areas. WASH initiatives are addressing sanitation and water quality issues but require more robust solutions.

Shelter is a major concern, with extensive damage reported across numerous municipalities. Current efforts are focused on providing tarpaulin and winterization kits, but there is an urgent need for more protective solutions, especially with the onset of harsh weather. The education sector is also facing challenges, with many schools in temporary structures and a need for educational materials and psychological support for children affected by the earthquake. The provincial government has decided to reconstruct damaged government and public structures in the earthquake affected area.

Rukum West DAO emphasizes the urgent need for shelters, with food supplies currently sufficient but a high demand for warm tent, blankets, and warm clothing. The DAO has requested municipalities and wards for a final assessment of damaged homes and infrastructures. The pre-requisite for cash relief to build shelters is under process, emphasizing the need to avoid duplicity and false registration. In a recent meeting with advisors to the Prime Minister, AIN discussed the coordination of relief efforts, identifying gaps in funding, administrative hurdles, and the need for more resources in health, sanitation, and shelter, especially for vulnerable groups.

This report attempts to compile a list of agencies and institutions involved in relief and recovery support in the earthquake-affected areas. The comprehensive list is based on data from the DAO's one-door system and AIN's spreadsheet. However, there may be agencies involved in relief and recovery efforts not included in this list, possibly due to incomplete information in the DAO's records or the AIN spreadsheet. Agencies not found on the list are encouraged to reach out to DAO or update their information on the AIN spreadsheet, available at the provided link . If there is difficulties accessing the link, organizations are requested to upload their relief contributions to our Google doc  . We will verify your submission against DAO data and ensure its inclusion in the next situation report.


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