Brief description of the CCCM context in Nepal

In Nepal, CCCM Cluster efforts are dedicated to contingency-planning and preparedness for potential high-magnitude earthquakes in the Kathmandu Valley and significant flood-ing in rural areas.

Latest achievements

  • Report on “Potential IDP camp site selection in Kathman-du Valley,” renamed “Identification of Open Spaces for Humanitarian Purpose in Kathmandu Valley,” expanded to include 83 additional sites in and around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts. These sites are identi-fied as potential locations for the construction of camps adhering to sub-SPHERE Standard conditions in case of a major earthquake (classified as 9 Richter scale).
  • A Nepali translation of the report was submitted and endorsed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, and is in the process of being published in a gazette to reserve these sites for humanitarian use during emergencies.
  • A focus group on humanitarian assistance and camp management was facilitated at the Civilian Disaster Re-sponse Exercise organized by the US Embassy in August 2011. This workshop resulted in a work plan on humani-tarian assistance and camp management.
  • CCCM contingency plan prepared.

Areas in need of global cluster support

Training for Government of Nepal (GoN) officials, Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) staff and pre-identified camp managers in camp management principles and tools. Currently there is no IOM Nepal fund for CCCM activities.

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Conduct a legal assessment of land laws and develop regulatory framework; prepare reception centres; devel-op information management tools.
  • Organize workshops with all stakeholders on site de-confliction—i.e. determine the purpose of the 83 identi-fied open spaces in case of a major disaster in the Kath-mandu Valley.
  • Identify camp managers for each of the major sites; train these managers and GoN representatives on key tools such as the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and instruments for registration and profiling.
  • Sensitise communities and key stakeholders on the loca-tions and evacuation processes of all identified IDP sites.
  • Bolster CCCM Cluster membership, develop a multi-hazard Cluster contingency plan and re-mobilise CCCM trainers.
  • Finalise earthquake disaster response plans for 5 munici-palities in the Kathmandu Valley and disaster manage-ment plans for 3 districts (Jhapa, Saptari and Dolakha).
  • Seek potential donors for the Disaster Risk Reduction Displacement Preparedness Programme, which will equip Nepali communities with key preparedness tools to mitigate and reduce the effects of future disasters.