Key Findings in July

Across 14 districts and 2100 respondents, 48 percent stated that the earthquake had caused damage to their livelihood. Of those, the main damages faced include loss of household assets, damage to food, seed or grain storage, damage to water resources and animal shed damage. However, it is encouraging to note that all of those 48 percent claim to have begun to recover from those damages. Among districts, the highest levels of damage were reported in Rasuwa (94 percent), Kathmandu (84 percent) and Dolakha (77 percent). In terms of caste/ethnic groups, Sherpa and Dalit respondents reported the highest damage to livelihoods at 61 percent and 59 percent respectively. Almost all focus group discussion the participants felt that damage from the earthquake had impacted their livelihood. The mentioned that while they had not recovered from all damages, growing food, poultry and livestock and small trade are those that they have been able to recover to date

What are people saying?

Main type of damages

86 %

of respondent's main type of damage is loss of household assets

36 %

of respondent's main type of damage is loss/damage of Food/grain seed storage

17 %

of respondent's main type of damage is damage of livestock shelter