Press Releases and Announcements

  • Nepal Post-Quake Debris Clearance Scales Up

    05 June 2015, Nepal IOM’s post-earthquake debris management programme in Chautara, Sindhupalchowk district, is further scaling up. IOM, which demolished four badly-damaged public buildings in May, now aims to demolish an additional 12 buildings by the end of June.

  • Slovakia Aids Earthquake- Affected Nepalese

    29 May 2015, Nepal The Slovak Republic today handed over EUR 71,200 worth of humanitarian aid to IOM for earthquake victims in Nepal. The aid, consisting of tents, basic emergency utensils, power generators and medical supplies, will be distributed in the coming weeks to homeless families in badly affected rural areas by IOM Nepal and its implementing partners.

  • IOM Nepal Aids Earthquake Survivors Discharged From Hospitals

    29 May 2015, Nepal IOM has helped 154 Nepali earthquake survivors discharged from hospitals since May 10th under its Assisted Discharge and Referrals (ADR) program.

  • One Month On, Nepal's Quake Aid Pipeline Is Running Dry

    25 May 2015, Nepal A critical funding shortage is reducing the flow of aid into earthquake-ravaged Nepal to a trickle, undermining the successes in the month since the April 25 tragedy, threatening the ability of responders to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors and placing lives at risk on the eve of the monsoon.

  • Earthquake Forces Nepal's Overseas Workers to Face Tough Choices

    19 May 2015, Nepal Millions of Nepalese overseas workers are facing tough choices about how to respond to the April 25 earthquake that could have profound and immediate impacts on household and national economies.

  • Rubble Removal Begins as Aid Flows to Chautara, Nepal

    15 May 2015, Nepal The first efforts to remove debris from rubble-choked Chautara, Nepal, began Wednesday (13/5), as new supplies of IOM shelter and hygiene kits began arriving.

  • Hundreds of Injured Nepalese ‘Stranded’ in Hospital

    12 May 2015, Nepal IOM has voiced concern for the hundreds of victims of the April 25 earthquake who are effectively stranded in hospitals with no way of getting home.

  • Aid Reaches Nepal, But More Needed Now to Avert Second Disaster, Warns IOM

    08 May 2015, Nepal Although aid is now reaching communities affected by Nepal’s devastating earthquake, international support must be stepped up to prevent a second tragedy, IOM has warned. 

  • IOM Opens Hubs in Nepal’s Worst Quake-Affected Areas, Expands Aid Distribution

    05 May 2015, Kathmandu IOM convoys left Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday morning (4/5) to anchor the organization’s field presence in two districts where up to 90 per cent of all structures were levelled by the April 25 earthquake, as relief items continued to arrive in the shattered country.

  • IOM Launches Response in Quake-Shattered Nepal

    29 April 2015, Kathmandu Four days after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal, IOM is working round the clock to deliver assistance to affected communities throughout the country.