As requested and prioritized by the Government of Nepal in the National Disaster Response Framework, IOM continues to conduct a series of activities replicating the identification and protection of open spaces with the support from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) through a project entitled “Identification and Management of Open Spaces for DisasterPreparedness (IMOS)”. The project aims to assist the Govt. of Nepal to continue enhancing their preparedness efforts and establish coherent approaches in responding and managing the needs of the displaced populations after a large-scale earthquake in the remote areas and cities in the hilly districts west of Kathmandu. The project was started in 2016 and will end in 2018.