KATHMANDU: The European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and the ACT Alliance have announced a Euro 1.5 million support to Nepal’s April 25 earthquake survivors in building their shelters.
The consortium of ACT Alliance members – Dan Church Aid, Christian Aid, Lutheran World Federation and ICCO Cooperation – is launching the Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project (NERP) with the support of ECHO, the Alliance said in a statement today.
Whereas the ECHO will provide Euro 900,000, the Alliance members will co-finance the share of Euro 600,000.
“The project intends to directly reach 16,940 people to build back better and safer shelters guided by the ACT Alliance’s Integrated Shelter Approach,” read the statement.
The NERP will aim at fulfilling gaps in the immediate humanitarian response, the statement said, adding, it will address “transitional shelter needs providing shelter materials and technical assistance through locally trained shelter technicians enabling affected households to build back better and safer shelters.”
The project will run from August 2015 to May 2016 and cover 14 highly affected VDCs of Dhading, Makawanpur, Rasuwa and Sindulpalchok districts.