100 Days of UNDP Response: Western Nepal Earthquake


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100 Days of UNDP Response: Western Nepal Earthquake

February 17, 2024

100 days have passed since the 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Western Nepal, affecting Jajarkot, Rukum West and Salyan districts of Karnali Province on 3 November 2023, resulting in the tragic loss of 154 lives and leaving thousands homeless. This earthquake occurred a month after the 5.3 and 6.4 magnitude Bajhang earthquake of 3 October 2023 in Sudurpaschim Province, neighboring the province of Karnali. Livelihoods and income generation activities of communities have been affected due to the damages to social, infrastructural, and productive sectors.Nepal requires a total of USD 518 Million for its recovery and reconstruction. From this budget, USD 471 Million, of which 91.63% (57.58% of which is housing sector), required across different sectors and an additional
USD 47.1 Million for operational costs.

UNDP has been working closely with the federal, provincial and local governments alongwith humanitarian country team and development partners to extend support to theaffected people in Jajarkot and Rukum West through initial response and early recoveryefforts. Further, UNDP also supported early response efforts in Bajhang.

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