Nepal is one of the hot-spot countries in the world with high risk for multi hazard and disaster as classified by the World Bank in 2015. The country is exposed to most disaster types including earthquakes, floods, landslides, droughts, storms, avalanches, hailstorms, fires, epidemics, and ecological hazards. Nepal suffers a tentative loss of 1000 people’s life every year due to natural hazards and direct loss of an average of nearly 1208 million Nepali rupees per year (MoHA, 2009).
As an important stream of civil society organization, DEPROSC-Nepal has been involved in humanitarian response in natural as well as human induced disasters. DEPROSC-Nepal served the conflict affected population during 2000s in the mid-west hills, which was considered most fertile soils for insurgency and contributed in restoring basic educational and health services. It served the Koshi flood victims in 2008-09, Jajarkot diarrhoea affected communities in 2009 and earthquake affected in 2015-17.
DEPROSC-Nepal is a strategic partner of UNDP and Oxfam since 2013 for Emergency Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood (EFSVL). It has been working closely with long term partners for emergency food security, World Food Programme. DEPROSC is a member of Disaster Preparedness Network (DPNet) Nepal and Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR).