The earthquake-affected areas include mountainous and remote regions, implying significant logistical constraints. These challenges are expected to increase with the onset of the monsoon season.

In line with the Logistics Cluster’s overall priorities and strategy, IOM is supporting the delivery of life-saving Shelter and NFIs through the establishment of an efficient shelter logistics pipeline to enable the receipt, storage, delivery and distribution of Shelter and NFIs that are purchased or received as in-kind contributions by Shelter Cluster partners. IOM is the consignee for in-kind relief items being flown into the country on behalf of USAID, DFID and EU Member states. The IOM presence at Kathmandu international airport was accordingly reinforced within the first week of the response.