Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme earthquake Response
The WASH earthquake response aims to reach 840,000 people, including women and children (20 per cent of the affected population). We are working with our partners to provide access to safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. We are also working to provide people affected by the earthquake with access to sanitation and hygiene facilities including hand washing facilities and bathing spaces. Hygiene kits are being distributed which include items such as soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, towels and water buckets. These are being complimented with hygiene education and hygiene promotion which is especially important during the rainy season that starts in early June.
Where We Work
We are working in the 14 most affected districts including Bhaktapur, Dhading, Gorkha, Kavre, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchok, Lalitpur, Dolakha, Makwanupr, Rasuwa, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga and Ramechhap.
Our Earthquake Response Partners
The Department of Water Supply and Sewage, Environment and Public Health Organization, Nepal Red Cross Society, Oxfam Great Britain, Plan International Nepal and several local NGO partners.
Our Earthquake Response Donors
Government of Canada, Government of Denmark, Government of Finland, Government of Japan, Government of Norway, Government of Sweden, UNICEF National Committees and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)