Earthquake risk and remittances research
The Earthquake risk and remittances research project is initiated by Practical Action in partnership with the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) and financial support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), a programme managed by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). The objective of the project is to understand role of remittance in earthquake resilience in Nepal. It aims to target Nepali Remittance workers in abroad, DRR partners of Nepal and DRR agencies in Nepal. The target groups of the research project were the remittance earners in Qatar and Korea; and the remittance receivers in Jhapa and Kathmandu Districts of Nepal.
This research project aims to find out the possible links between migrant remittances and earthquake risk, particularly through building construction practices. Within this, the research project also intends to identify how migrant workers receive information and communicate with their respective households. This research project will look at the relationship between migrant workers, remittances and disaster risk reduction. The aim of this research is to determine whether there is a link between remittances and unsafe building practices and how organisations can best communicate with migrant workers on risk reduction issues.
Understanding the Role of Remittances in Reducing Risk to Earthquakes
Final report of a research project looking at the relationship between migrant workers, remittances and disaster risk reduction. The research aims to determine links between remittances and safer building practices and how organizations can best communicate with migrant workers on risk reduction issues.
On 25 April 2015 a massive earthquake hit Nepal. Many people we work with in three of our projects in Gorkha, Pokhara and Kathmandu were seriously affected. Our staff delivered emergency help with sanitation, hygiene, drinking water, energy and shelter, and we are now planning reconstruction.
We are helping people rebuild their houses with earthquake resilient technologies, and we will continue to support communities to be resilient in the future, with infrastructure work for drinking water, sanitation and energy, and disaster-preparedness.