The project was conducted in coordination with Save the Children, American Red Cross and NSET. The project was conducted to provide a clear picture about the specific risk factors associated with injuries; hazards in the built environment and building typologies with specific risks for human casualties; specific risk mitigation efforts and behaviors to decrease deaths and injuries.
The main aim of the project is to identify the causes of injuries and deaths caused in the April 25 Earthquake, in order to provide a scientific basis for education and training of the Nepali public in basic disaster preparedness and mitigation.
The study design of this study was a descriptive cross-sectional study design. It was implemented in five districts identified as highly affected due to the earthquake which occurred on 25 April 2015 – Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchok, Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchok. A quantitative research technique using a structured interview questionnaire was implemented for the data collection.