Rebuilding with the Community After a Disaster: Volunteer Engagement in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake


This report summarizes the findings of a documentation exercise undertaken from April to July 2016 with the intent to chronicle and assess the role of volunteerism in the response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake which killed at least 8,790 people and occasioned approximately US $7 billion in damages and losses. Carried out by an external consultant, the report examines the participation of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program in supporting the response efforts of the Government of Nepal and uses the experience of UNV as the primary basis of its analysis. In the wake of widespread destruction, which prompted government authorities to draw on the support of the international community, UNV partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in swiftly mobilizing a total of 107 UN Volunteers who served in the earthquake-affected sites to perform critical functions and deliver services to the earthquake victims.





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