Protection, Gender and Inclusion mainstreaming in Anticipatory Action for Floods in the Nepali Karnali and Babai river basins
Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the Nepalese local authorities, with technical support from the Danish Red Cross (DRC), the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center, Humanity and Inclusion, with financial support from the European Union Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) developed a Forecast-based Action (FbA) mechanism for floods in the Karnali and Babai river basin under Forecast-based Action and Shock Responsive Social Protection (FbASRSP) project in Lumbini and Sudhur Paschim Provinces.
The project supported federal, provincial and local authorities, as well as community-based organizations and community members, with the elaboration of five municipal Early Action Frameworks (EAFs) to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to the impact of floods by implementing pre-identified and financed early actions within three to seven days from predetermined triggers being reached.
The set of early actions includes early warning, evacuation, temporary shelter, community-based Helpdesk and referral mechanisms to prevent and respond to violence and community concerns, shock responsive social protection via multi-purpose cash assistance, distribution of non-food relief item (NFRI) and WASH - all with a strong emphasis on protection, gender and inclusion (PGI).
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