Key Findings in July
Across 2100 respondents in 14 districts, the top reconstruction concern besides housing construction is water supply. Once again, this month, concerns over water dwarf other reconstruction priorities for communities, including schools, roads/trails, cultural heritage sites and hospitals. It is the top concern for every caste/ethnic group and all age groups. By district there is some variation, but water remains the top priority for 10 of 14 surveyed districts. This is particularly significant because it shows that the onset of monsoon has not significantly reduced water related concerns. CFP is aware that several actors, including donors and I/NGOs have been responsive to this feedback and have shifted their programming accordingly. What needs to be ensured now is a more in depth understanding of the scope and nature of these problems, as well as proper coordination amongst actors to ensure this re-programming of support effectively meets the needs of affected people.