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Nepal earthquake - three months of inclusive response

by CBM | gordonrattray | CBM International
Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:12 GMT

Tul Bahadur lost his house in the earthquake, but has received temporary shelter, food and a radio via the ADFP mapping system. As he is blind, the radio is a simple but effective way of giving Tul Bahadur access to relief information © CBM

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Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, CBM, with partner organisations, has reached more than 15,000 people in the worst-hit districts.

To ensure that everyone can access relief with equal ease, including the most at-risk groups such as persons with disabilities, we are using the knowledge and resources of Nepalese Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), and working in close cooperation with mainstream relief agencies through the coordination mechanisms set up in the country.

Our emergency team, based in Kathmandu, was functioning in the hours immediately after the earthquake and has a strategy in place to lead beyond the early recovery stage and rebuild a safer, more inclusive society.

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