Gender-Based Disaster Relief And Ngo Efforts: A Case Study

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Gender-Based Disaster Relief and NGO Efforts: A case study of the majhi community in the 2015 Earthquake. By RABINA KC (201529240001) SCHOOL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR YANG LICHAO 1. Introduction 1.1. Background In Nepal, on 25th April 2015 Saturday at 11;56 local times, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Barpak in the historic district of Gorkha, about 76 km northwest of Kathmandu. Since the major shock till 7th June 2015, there were >300 aftershocks of magnitude >4, among them 6 are > 6 magnitudes (the biggest aftershock 6.8 magnitudes with an epicenter near Mt. Everest) This devastating earthquake damages infrastructures including historical sites, residential houses,…show more content…
Relocation after disasters increases women’s workloads decreases their control over food and income and ultimately the poor housing and security, gender-based domestic violence and sexual exploitation get increased. 1.1.1. Relief operations internal and external assistance after earthquake The Government of Nepal (GoN) made an official request for the international assistance within an hour of the 25th April earthquake. Nepal’s National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF) served as a key tool for coordination of earthquake response, facilitating decisions and instructions from the central government. The Central Disaster Relief Committee (CDRC) was held the first meeting of two hours after the first earthquake, with the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) providing an initial report to the CDRC recommending a focus on Search and Rescue (SAR), and lifesaving actions coordinating with several international organizations. An integrated national search and rescue, Nepal did not have the capacity so they formed prior to the event, the trained human resource of the Nepal Army (NA), Nepal Police (NP) and Armed Police Force (APF) carried out effective search and recuse ( SAR), despite several limitations. The first assistance from neighboring countries was from china and India they send their Air Force and Medical Corps with rescues team within hours of the disaster to help launch relief operations and later on 134 international SAR teams from 34 countries provide
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