Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
Realizing the importance of preparedness for a potential high magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu, IOM commissioned a study on “Identification of Open Spaces for Humanitarian Purpose in Kathmandu Valley” which could be used as camp sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The IOM identified where camps adhering to sub-Sphere standard conditions, given the limited open spaces in the valley to accommodate estimated 1.8 million IDPs, could be constructed in an event of a major earthquake (9 Richter scale).The Council of Ministers, Government of Nepal has approved the use open spaces for humanitarian purposes and following which a gazette notification was published for the protection of these sites from further encroachment. A report on the allocation of open spaces along with GIS information, brief information and detail topographical base map of each site has been submitted to the MoHA for the approval and uploaded in the website aforementioned. Similarly, IOM facilitated a group on Humanitarian assistance/camp management at the civilian disaster response exercise organized by the US Embassy in August, 2011. A work plan on humanitarian assistance/ camp management was prepared out of the workshop.