24 July 2015

What do trail rehabilitation programmes, skilled porters, pack animals and far-flung mountainous regions have in common? They are all part of the Logistics Cluster-led Remote Access Operation, a vital and intrepid project helping rural communities, living in some of Nepal’s worst earthquake-affected areas, rebuild their lives.

When the powerful April and May 2015 Nepal earthquakes struck, some of hardest-hit areas were the country’s central and western mountainous and alpine regions, inhabited by rural populations largely depending on subsistence farming for their livelihoods.

Prior to the quakes, names like Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok and Dolakha evoked images of untamed mountain tops and serene landscapes, dotted with landlocked villages jutting out from vertiginous heights, explored only by the most intrepid... READ MORE

06 July 2015

The Logistics Cluster is stepping up the distribution of Corrugated Galvanised Iron (CGI) sheets in Nepal. As the monsoon season continues to batter the country, CGI sheets are urgently needed to build temporary shelters in quake-affected regions.

An Extended Delivery Point in Salyantar (Dhading District) has been established to support UNHAS air operations for the consolidation and further dispatch of building materials. Mi8... READ MORE