Nepal is among the 20 most disaster prone countries in the world. Because of its Geophysical landscape and the Socio-Economic conditions of the people, the government has an inadequate ability to cope with relief efforts, which further elevates the long term effects of Natural disasters.
Our Impact to date
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Assisting Disaster Relief
Along with being one of Asia's poorest countries, Nepal is also one of the world's most prone to natural disasters. Landslides and floods are particularly common, especially during the monsoon season. These catastrophes killed more than 968 people and left over 3,600 injured from 2017-2018 alone. A lack of critical infrastructure makes it extremely difficult to get support and supplies out to rural areas when disaster strikes.
Uphill Both ways assists disaster relief through three stages:
Preparing: Planning for emergency events before they happen in order to reduce response times and streamline action plans.
Immediate response: Our local partners in Nepal use their connections to bring supplies and support to communities in need immediately following a disaster.
Long-term recovery: Rebuilding damaged schools to provide a safe environment for children and to secure normalcy in affected communities.
Remaining a small scale NGO has allowed us to respond rapidly to disasters. The flexibility provided through the lateral structure which governs our operating procedures enables us to make timely decision when disasters arise. Rapid response efficiency is also, in part, due to the close link between us and local stakeholders. Our local partners on the ground are able to coordinate quickly with community leaders to identify and prioritize humanitarian needs such as food, medicine, and shelters. This coordination makes resource mobilization smoother and helps us deliver relief supplies to areas which have not been reached by larger organizations or government agencies.