Communicating with Communities: Nepal Earthquake Response, Qualitative Assessment #2

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This is the second report of two field-level qualitative assessments Internews conducted in Nepal after the April 2015 earthquake to determine the communication needs of Nepalese citizens.

This assessment, conducted in Chautara, Sindhupalchowk, is a snapshot of a very complex and chaotic situation on the ground and not necessarily representative on its own.

Focus group discussions and community interviews were conducted between May 15 and 17, 2015 in Chautara camp, Sindhupalchowk with both IDP’s and affected community members using the camp services. Individuals from the host community and a media key informant were also interviewed. In total four focus groups, five community interviews and one key informant interview were conducted. Additionally, short observations and information from humanitarian partners add to the report. Overall a clear lack of communication and information was visible.

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