Emergency Response

As the global lead for Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster for natural disasters, IOM has been responding to emergencies and post crisis situations. Following the devastating earthquake in 2015, IOM immediately provided emergency shelters, psycho-social counselling, health services, debris clearance, and is continuously contributing to early recovery and reconstruction efforts. IOM has also provided shelter and non-food items to victims of floods in 2008 and 2017.

IOM Nepal Earthquake Response 2015


As a result of the devastating earthquakes that affected Nepal in April and May 2015, IOM and as one of the world's key humanitarian responders, IOM quickly reacted by deploying a rapid response team of experts in order to support the earthquake affected populations with Shelter, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Health and Psychosocial Support, Protection and Early Recovery activities. Furthermore, IOM launched the Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction (RRR) Programme to efficiently and timely respond to the pressing needs in the aftermath of the earthquakes.
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Koshi Flood Response in Nepal (2008)


In August 2008, Nepal was hit by recurring floods that affected 42,765 persons within 7,563 households in the eastern districts of Sunsari and Saptari, following the collapse of the Koshi River embankment – Asia's largest river basin. As an emergency response, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster, under IOM's lead, was promptly activated to provide relief assistance and protection to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Nepal area bordering India. During the project, IOM was responsible for a range of activities including site planning, information management, general coordination, and procurement, distribution of non-food items (NFI), and formation of camp management committees.

Emergency shelter/non-food item support for populations affected by 2017 Flood in Terai Districts of Nepal

Shelter and NFIs

IOM supported the Terai Flood 2017 affected population, who were in dire need of humanitarian assistance, through life-saving needs such as shelter and NFIs in five affected districts (Sunsari, Mahottari, Saptari, Rautahat, Banke) with funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund. The project supported 9,513 affected families with immediate life-saving shelter and NFIs assistance in the affected areas. Efforts were made that more than 47000 flood affected people living in five severely affected districts had greater access to humanitarian support through systematic and coordinated reporting to the government, cluster and other humanitarian stakeholders on identified gaps.

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