Context, Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward
The June 2013 disaster
Combination of various factors like
o Eco-fragile zone,
o Un-precedented pre monsoon shower
(between 64 to 250 mm),
o Land slides
o Glacial lake outburst,
o Debris from the hydro-electric projects,
o Climate change etc.
The consequences were devastating
Around a million people affected
6,000 reported dead or missing
4,200 villages affected
10,000 cattle/ livestock lost
3,500 houses totally or partially
80% of the people in the productive age
(shop owners, laborers working in petty
shops, mule owners, laborers,
Unofficial 50,000 people dead or
RRF Partners: ActionAid International, CARE and
Proposal through joint planning and approved by
No of household reached: 2900 (RRF), 4909 (total)
Focusing on the first and the second phase of
Standardization of the package
Coordination at the field level within themselves
and with other agencies to avoid duplication and
ensure that relief reaches the most in need.
Joint mid term review exercise based on the priorities shared by the government.
CARE and CA is working together on implementing the program in the field (CARE
is doing the intermediate shelter in the same areas where CA is doing the CFS).
Both the programs are being done through the same local partner NGO.
Coordination being done by two agencies Viz. IAG (Inter
Agency Group) and UNDMT (United Nations Disaster
Management Team). Different mandate. Full time team
Around 15-20 Inter Agency Group meetings (Delhi and
Dehradun) till date.
Coordinated preliminary assessment and studies through Inter
Studies done through formation of a team comprising of IAG
members, INGOs, local partners, community and government
Shelter (CARE), Livelihoods and Market (ChristianAid),
Education (Plan, Save, Aid et Action), Food Security (DCA).
Focuses on intermediate and long term
rehabilitation. Shared with larger audience.
One meeting with the chief minister
(nomination of focal person) for GO-NGO
All the projects implemented has to have
prior approval from the government. In
some of the cases government order (GO)
is also issued.
District level coordination for reconstruction
process has also started with once a month
meeting called by the DM
Efforts are on to have a focal point for block
level coordination for high impact blocks
Rehabilitation with DRR and
development as a strong component:
Resilient Community: Medium term upto 6
months and long term an year or more.
Food Security: Cash and Food
programming based on the availability of
food in the local market. Some of the work
that could be taken up are land
reclamation, land stabilization, river
training, approach roads, construction &
repair of water harvesting structures &
Watershed Mgt. (agriculture and drinking).
For community unable to do manual work:
Unconditional and conditional cash transfer
through capacity building on disaster
management, skill up gradation for
livelihoods, psycho-social care etc.
Rejuvenation and reconstruction of affected
livelihoods and diversification of livelihood
options. Focus could be animal husbandry
will skill development (cattle, goat, poultry
and equine), beekeeping, vegetable
cultivation with green house, horticultural
Pre School and primary school programs: Through provision of
infrastructure, kits and capacity building: From protection
Capacity building of the local health functionaries (ASHA,
Advocacy with government for pro-poor policy on rehabilitation.
Intermediate and Permanent shelter
Strengthening of the community radio as a tool for
Village contingency planning for better preparedness
Targeting the most vulnerable and the marginalized, expected
to be left out from the government program
Inhospitable terrain and approachability of cut off areas.
Government Policy on Rehabilitation: infrastructure, tourism.
Strengthening and permanency of inter agency coordination
Exploring diversified livelihood options (equine, laborers, petty
Multi stakeholders approach.
Liaison mechanism with CSR, religious institutions and other donors
(The World Bank, ADB, JAICA): How to convert it into an opportunity
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