In April and May 2015, Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes killing around 9,000 people and leaving many thousands more injured and homeless.<br> To optimize the speed and volume of critical humanitarian assistance, the HCT has developed this Plan to:<br> 1. Reach a common understanding of earthquake risk to ensure early action is taken when required.<br> 2. Establish a minimum level of earthquake preparedness across clusters.<br> 3. Build the basis for a joint HCT response strategy to meet the needs of affected people in the first 6 weeks to 3 months of a response.<br> 4. Define considerations for detailed contingency planning on the basis of the worst-case scenario, especially around access and logistics.
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