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Nepal earthquake - six months on

by CBM | gordonrattray | CBM International
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 21:00 GMT

Saurav, who has recovered from a broken leg sustained during the earthquake, is happy to be home © CBM

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Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, CBM, with partner organisations, has reached more than 21,000 people in the worst-hit districts.

We are providing access to medical and psychosocial rehabilitation and support, and working on many levels to ensure that mainstream relief is disability-inclusive. In this process, we are using the knowledge and resources of Nepalese Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), and working in close cooperation with other humanitarian agencies through the coordination mechanisms set up in the country.

To ensure that the transition into long-term rehabilitation is smooth, that gaps are filled and that the recovery work is in harmony with ongoing development work, more projects are being planned. These are designed not only to create a seamless response, but the overall strategy is looking to the future; CBM and partners will be working to together for months and years to come, to build more inclusive and resilient communities for all.

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