Nepal earthquake

Need for Integrated health service

Dibya Raj Poudel

Earthquake-affected populations in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, and Makwanpur have elevated symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation and alcohol use problems. The effects are seen relatively higher among women, individuals who were widowed, separated or divorced from their partners.  

Nepal Earthquake: Changing attitudes Brick by Brick

There’s a crisp cheerfulness in the way Sushila Tamang talks about her progression from construction labourer to trained mason, helping to rebuild earthquake-battered homes in her little town of Sankhu some 25 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu. But it’s clear that overcoming traditional attitudes about gender roles has been as tough as any of the challenges of the work itself.

NRCS reaches 16 districts with cash support


Taking cash support as an important tool for recovery and giving people the dignity of making their own decisions in prioritising their own recovery and seasonal needs, Nepal Red Cross in support of the global Red Cross partners distributed cash to prioritised earthquake survivors in 16 districts recently.  This cash grant of 10,000 (about 95 US dollars) each were distributed in the month of December and early January to 53 thousand households.

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