Nepal Situation Report 12: Rebuilt houses in Nepal must be earthquake resistant | Mission East

Nepal Situation Report 12: Rebuilt houses in Nepal must be earthquake resistant



Mission East works intensely to rebuild villages after the earthquakes in Nepal. Earthquake resistant building methods are implemented.

The risk of a new earthquake is always present, but damages can be decreased if the houses are being reconstructed following earthquake resistant methods.

Mission East and partners are underway with Recovery and Reconstruction in the earthquake-stricken villages in Eastern Nepal. 3,500 toilettes have been built as well as 1,100 toilet shelters, and more than 800 toolkits, which can be shared among the families, have been distributed. But it is important that the risk of future earthquakes are taken into account in the reconstruction phase. Mission East is working together with other organisations on developing simple but earthquake resistant building methods which can be used in the remote villages.

Mission East is also providing hygiene promotion in the schools so that children can pass on the knowledge to their families.