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Integrated Shelter Assistance for 225 Landless Households Affected by Koshi Flood

Background and Objectives

In continuation of its role as the lead Shelter Cluster agency for the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) in Nepal, UN-HABITAT implements an integrated shelter programme in support a minimum of 225 landless families from the 1,422 registered landless affected by the Koshi floods. This project is within the framework of Koshi Early Recovery Project (KERP) of UNDP. UN-HABITAT will assist in the resettlement and rehabilitation process of 225 landless families.

Objectives of the Project are:
- To rehabilitate and resettle landless vulnerable families displaced due to flooding in an integrated manner, by addressing their basic living needs, including shelter, access to water, sanitation, and basic infrastructure;
- To develop financing systems through the establishment of a savings and credit scheme to ensure economic stability and opportunities for small scale entrepreneurship;
- To enhance community responsibility in the shelter construction process as a way of developing the community capacity, confidence and imparting self-reliance; and,
- To optimize resource allocation through accurate target group identification.

Activities

Main activities include:
- Finalising of land selection, land layout and legal documentation from the government;
- Consultation with stakeholders to finalise beneficiaries selection, construction sites and project design;
- Establishment of Women's saving and Credit Groups, and capacity building of the gourps;
- Strengthning housing management committee through tranings and exposures;
- Traning on Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) to the target groups; and,
- Organising training on community based disaster risk management.

Results

- 225 registered landless families receive integrated support to improve their standards of shelter and access to improved water and sanitation and infrastructure support;
- Women's saving and credit groups are established and operational accommodating the initial target group of 225 families. In addition, prepare additional families for the second phase of activities;
- Between 50-100 members of the target group receives on the job technical training during the construction process;
- Trainings in Community Disaster Preparedness and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). With a Community Disaster Preparedness Plan (CDPP) developed and improved sanitation practice incorporated.

Development Partners / Partners

Development Partners: UNDP
Partners: Lumanti Support Group for Shelter

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