Human Development Center (HDC) Nepal

HDC Nepal works for Social &Community Development for Positive Change.


Issue AreaDisaster

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Our Mission

To improve the lives of the poorest rural people, particularly rural women, peasants, landless people and other disadvantaged and socially oppressed strata of Nepalese society by providing them opportunities for their socio-economic empowerment.

The Need

To address Nepalese Societies that are still undeveloped and needing support for empowerment & capacity building to develop awareness and skills. To provide financial & physical support in the sectors of Disaster, Climate Change, Environment, Education, Health, Income generation.

The Solution

HDC Nepal operate programs on Social & Community Development and Awareness-skill Development, Preparedness & Disaster Response, Women Empowerment, Micro-entrepreneurship Development program (MEDEP), Community based Cooperative Management, Education and Health.

Our Impact

Thousands of society & community people gain awareness, skills, entrepreneurship training and support in order to achieve positive changes in their lives.

Human Development Centre (HDC) Nepal, a non-political, non-profit making organization established on April 05 2005 in Jhapa, Nepal. HDC Nepal has been working primarily in Jhapa and gradually also in neighboring districts. HDC Nepal is starting to work in all districts of Nepal for overall Social & Community Development Program. HDC Nepal wishes to bring the positive changes and work to make people achieve positive changes in their lives.

Thousands of people gain awareness about local government policies & services, disaster preparedness assistance and response, empowering rural women to have a voice, choice, skills and rights, entrepreneurship training for rural people (80% women) and they are are able to operate a small businesses, Child Friendly Local Government (CFLG) training for students in schools and children in Child Clubs, health training & campaign services for community people. HDC Nepal established a Cooperative Society and there are fifteen hundred members that are receiving Savings and Credit services.

HDC Nepal onwards will be focusing to work in disaster preparedness and response to save lives, natural resources and conservation the environment in Nepal.

Nepal Flood Response – June 2023

Heavy rainfall has caused a massive flood in the Hewa River, resulting in damage to homes, agricultural land, and the loss of human lives due to floods and landslides. As of Monday, June 19, the flood has led to 11 deaths. A total of 23 houses, including 19 families living on the banks of the Hewa River and four families residing in Kawakhola of Chainpur Municipality-5, have been completely destroyed.

The affected areas of the flood and landslides are located 25 to 30 km away from the District Headquarters of Sankhuwasabha District. Consequently, the affected communities are facing difficulties in receiving humanitarian relief support.

The Hewa River flows into one of the largest rivers in Nepal, the Sapta Koshi. The Sapta Koshi river is a major river system in Nepal. HDC Nepal has been implementing the “Community-Based Disaster Preparedness Efforts in South-Eastern Nepal” project, supported by Give2Asia, since February 1, 2023, on the western bank of the Sapta Koshi River in Belaka Municipality. The project aims to assist communities affected by past floods.

Human Development Center (HDC), Nepal conducted an assessment of the situation through consultations and phone conversations with local leaders in the disaster-affected districts and municipalities of Sankhuwasabha. The purpose of the assessment is to analyze the situation, observe the ground reality, and prepare for providing relief assistance to the affected population. HDC Nepal aims to provide immediate relief to the most affected families in Sankhuwasabha District.

Immediate needs identified by HDC Nepal include:

  • Daily ration of food
  • Mattresses and bedding
  • Mosquito nets
  • Tarpaulins
  • Gas stoves

Budget needs: US$ 5,000

Medium to long-term needs include:

  • Renovation or reconstruction of houses for the affected families
  • Livelihood support programs, such as skill training
  • Rehabilitation of flood-affected areas, including land and public spaces
  • Construction of gabion wires/walls, check dams, and plantation on riverbanks
  • WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), environmental protection, and public health campaigns
  • Awareness sessions on the impact of floods and prevention
  • Educational materials (school supplies) for school-going children.

About this Organization

Issue AreaDisaster

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