Gorkha District, Nepal
In Gorkha district the earthquakes were particularly devastating. Many villages were affected, with buildings either partially or completely destroyed. CRS and their local implementing partners recognised both the need for quick emergency relief and for a long-term plan to secure the livelihoods of the communities that were worst affected. For that reason, they chose to implement QSAND to help ensure that shelter reconstruction met the needs of the local population and was led by community members who would maintain these structures in the future.