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ICA Nepal Updates

Thursday, July 30, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Sarro
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ICA Nepal started out on relief activities right after the second day of the earthquake by visiting various affected areas of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

food packages for earthquake victims


Activities like blood donation and distribution of water bottles were immediately undertaken in the areas of Bhaktapur and Bungamati (Lalitpur). Post-earthquake activities were carried out in different phases beginning with immediate relief works. ICA-Nepal reached out to hands of various people in different villages like Challing, Nala, Sangla, along with most affected districts like Gorkha and Dhading with the relief materials. Mostly food packages, tarpaulins, clothes, medicine and blankets were distributed by ICA Nepal team.


Along with the relief work, training and facilitation programs were organized for the local community and school/colleges for coping with psychological and emotional trauma caused by the earthquake. Social Artistry training for the trauma relief purpose was conducted in village of Changu Narayan and two educational institutions in Kathmandu.


Additionally, with the help of national and international volunteers from India and USA, ICA Nepal constructed a house using earthbag technology for 82 years old partially blind man in Changu Narayan.

ICA Nepal is currently working on reconstruction and rehabilitation of the earthquake victims in coming days. Exploring all the potential support to the victims, ICA Nepal, supported NGOs, individuals and schools. Listed below is a broad outline of the activities planned by ICA Nepal post-earthquake.


Ist Phase: Immediate Emergency Relief

  • Support to People Living with Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Support to Entire Power in Social Action
  • Support to Disabled Service Centre (DSA) and Nepal Integrated Blind Development Association (NIBDA)

II Phase: Recovery

  • Training and Facilitation

III Phase: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

  • Leadership Development Program
  • Micro Grants Project through Social Artistry Leadership Program
  • Sustainable Village Development Initiatives

To learn more about the Earthquake click here, or for a more detailed version of ICA Nepal's future plans, click here.