Nepal Earthquake 2015
Shelter Cluster Narrative-Nepal
Preliminary government reports indicate that approximately 70,000 houses have been destroyed. However, based on field observations and population densities these figures are expected to rise. Planned temporary settlement sites are necessary but are considered a last resort. Move from emergency shelter programming (tents tarpaulins and shelter kits) to a transitional shelter (made of more durable construction material) should happen as soon as possible and within the emergency response phase to effectively mitigate against other risks and to allow sufficient time for the Government to plan the reconstruction effort.