Earthquake Poverty In Earthquake

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Gender-Based Disaster Relief and NGO Efforts: A case study of the majhi community in the 2015 Earthquake. By RABINA KC (201529240001) SCHOOL OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY SUPERVISOR YANG LICHAO 1. Introduction 1.1. Background In Nepal, on 25th April 2015 Saturday at 11;56 local times, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Barpak in the historic district of Gorkha, about 76 km northwest of Kathmandu. Since the major shock till 7th June 2015, there were >300 aftershocks of magnitude >4, among them 6 are > 6 magnitudes (the biggest aftershock 6.8 magnitudes with an epicenter near Mt. Everest) This devastating earthquake damages infrastructures including historical sites, residential houses, governmental buildings, roads, schools, and destruction is higher in poorer rural areas than towns, mainly due to the poor quality housing. Almost one-third of the populations of Nepal have been impacted by this earthquake, and nearly nine thousand casualties (male-3899; female-4801) and twenty-two thousand were injured. This result distinguishably highlights that females were more affected than male. The reason for this is differentiation of gender-based job plays a vital role in disaster and related risk and vulnerability. Basically, in most of the disaster, an undue burden on women and girls are high as they have to provide care, water, and food to rest of the family members. Additionally, women are insufficiently included in community

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