Donor report: Building Back Stronger: One year on from the Nepal earthquake

Raised: US$56 million

Spent: No information found on spending

Expertise: Development - water and sanitation (WASH), farming, gender equality


Key Activities: Oxfam’s reports a 20-day cash-for-work program hired 42 families to restore a water pipeline and storage tank that will benefit around 400 to 500 people. Another report says it gave cash grants of 2,000 rupees ($20) to 6,000 people ($1.2 million)[i].

Oxfam’s key priorities in the Nepal response were water/sanitation and emergency food, rather than cash and shelter. Under shelter, Oxfam distributed tarps and corrugated galvanized iron sheets to an estimated 6,000 families. One of Oxfam’s largest areas of spending was providing shelter materials and winter kits that include thermal floor mats, groundsheets, blankets and hot water bottles to help families survive the winter[ii].



Oxfam International, "Building Back Stronger: One year on from the Nepal Earthquake", April 20, 2016,  

Oxfam International, “Humanitarian Quality Assurance: Nepal, Evaluation of Oxfam’s response to the 2015 earthquake”, April 2017. p.47 no figures provided, simply a comment. 


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