Temporary Shelters (TS)

Background & Objective

Temporary Shelters (TS)

Background & Objective

Center for Integrated Urban Development (CIUD) team has been working closely with earthquake-affected communities in and around Kathmandu Valley to build suitable temporary shelters to live in. Our main goal is to address the immediate needs of the community post-disaster. Many families have expressed safety concerns and need for stable temporary shelters. Our temporary shelter project is in collaboration with local community engagement, with the financial support from UN Habitat (Japan& Mojang), Action Aid Nepal, Blueberry Fund, Joyson Fund.


Middle-aged woman walks on the rubbles of her house.

Our CIUD technical team continues to conduct damage and relief assessments within local clusters in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts. Many of the houses are structurally damaged and inhabitable for families to continue living in. Preliminary research estimates suggest that an additional 3 percent of the population has been pushed into poverty as a direct result of the earthquakes. As monsoons approaches (normally mid-June to mid-August) people rendered homeless will further face severe difficulties requiring urgent humanitarian response. A number of families currently seek shelter in emergency tents, neighbor’s houses, or within the damaged home.


Beneficiary and CIUD constructing the walls of one of the pilot temporary shelter

Repairing these structural damages is relatively expensive. Thus these temporary shelters are intended to provide structural safety for 2-3 years, with the hope that families will be able to restore and stabilize other aspects of their livelihood: jobs and education. The ability to focus on regular earnings, families will be able to prepare and invest in long-term repairs for their permanent houses.


Specific Locations: (Districts, Municipalities)










Dega Ina (and nearby)

Jela Tole (and nearby)