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16 Feb 21

February 2021 Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2016, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to Nepal in aid of the devastating 2015 earthquakes. PHASE Worldwide was subsequently awarded a project-based grant over five years and began the Rebuilding Communities project throughout the remote district of Gorkha.   As we enter the final quarter of…

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20 Oct 20

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha, Four Years On

Following the earthquakes of 2015 in Nepal, remote areas such as Gorkha were left extremely vulnerable with infrastructure destroyed and livelihoods devastated. In 2016, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to Nepal to help affected communities and PHASE Worldwide was awarded a project-based grant over five years. As…

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28 Apr 20

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities

Covid-19 has currently put a pause to all regular project activities. However, our rebuilding communities project in Gorkha has seen significant progress over the past few months, prior to the pandemic. Here are the most recent updates from our project areas in Gorkha, project activities will resume once things start…

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2 Mar 20

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

Gorkha, in Northern Nepal, is a region that has seen consistently high levels on multiple poverty indicators. The region was heavily impacted by the severe earthquake in 2015, cutting off villages and destroying vital infrastructure, leaving communities in Gorkha extremely vulnerable. Funded by the Big Lottery Foundation (BLF), PHASE began…

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1 Oct 19

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities

In April 2015, news outlets around the world reported that Nepal had been hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. Here, it was more than just a news story. Homes, farms and schools were destroyed as well as critical infrastructure. The damage left…

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28 Aug 19

One from the Archives: After the Earthquakes

Dr Parun Sekhri is a GP working in the UK. When Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes in April 2015, Parun headed to Nepal to offer medical assistance. On his return, Parun reported on his experience supporting healthcare provision in Gorkha, an area badly affected by the earthquakes and…

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19 Mar 19

Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2015, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. The earthquake cut off most of Gorkha’s villages, destroyed infrastructure and left many communities vulnerable to poverty. Following the earthquakes in 2015, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to rebuilding…

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25 Aug 16

Project Update: Livelihoods in Gorkha

To start the implementation of the new Big Lottery Fund project to improve livelihoods in earthquake affected communities in Gorkha, Raj – the core programme manager at PHASE Nepal – visited the region in the beginning of May 2016. The PHASE team led six focus group discussions in Kashigaun and…

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