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Nepal Red Cross Society has been working in disaster risk management since the commencement of humanitarian work by the Society in 1963. The whole work began with disaster relief activities and was later broadened to disaster preparedness, both at the organizational and community level.

Disaster and Crisis Management (DCM) department has been continuously working in the field of disaster management planning, disaster risk reduction, population movement, response in disasters, livelihood and restoring family links for saving lives, protecting livelihood and strengthening recovery from disaster and crisis.

The department adopts the strategic aim to save lives from disasters and crises situations: promote relief, recovery and resilience building. Basically, the department implements the strategies as:

  • Scaling up resilience building and DRR interventions in urban and rural communities
  • Strengthening organizational capacity to ensure effective DRR programming
  • Contextualizing plans, policies, guidelines, systems and procedures
  • Strengthening organizational preparedness and response tools and mechanisms
  • Ensuring preparedness and effective delivery of emergency response services


NameDesignation Contact
Mona AryalDirector9863330397,
Hari Mohan ShresthaAct Dy. Director9851066530,
Rudra Narayan AdhikariDy. Director9852681361,


Name of ProjectPartnerPeople reachedImplementing DistrictsContact Focal
1Building Community Resilience through DRR Programme (RACE-II)Finnish Red Cross99464Panchthar, Morang, Sunsari, Solukhumbu
2Communit Actions for Resilience to Disasters (CORD) Phase SecondJapanese Red Cross Society51249Udayapur, Chitwan and Gulmi
3Strengthening Urban Resilience an Engagement (SURE) ProgrammeBritish Red Cross475000Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kaski and KailaliRudra Narayan Adhikari
Program Manager

Umesh Dhungana
Dy. Program Manager

Gita Pandey
Community Engagement and Accountability Officer

Sailendra Thapa
PMER – Officer

4ECHO-DP DRREuropean Union (EU)1168Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Kailali, Darchula
5Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction (CCDRR)UNICEF Nepal20000Direct Implementation: Baitadi, Bajura, Dhading, Dhanusha, Parsa
Indirect Implementation: Achham, Dolakha, Saptaru
6Enhanced Community Resilience Programme (ENCORE)Danish Red Cross65200Dang
7Strengthening Community-Based Disaster Response through Expansion of the Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE)American Red Cross / USAID26425Doti, Kailali, Baglung, Makawanpur and Sarlahi
8Mahakali River Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk ReductionAmerican Red Cross4000Kanchanpur and DadeldhuraDamber Bista
Program Coordinator

Shekhar Regmi

Pragya Gautam
PMER – Officer
9Urban Disaster Risk Management Project (UDRMP) – SurkhetSwiss Red Cross21087Surkhet
10The Tayari (Readiness) Project (Enhancing NRCS Readiness to respond capacity)USAID and American Red Cross535Dhankuta, Sunsari and Udayapur
11Flood Response Operation (Recovery)IFRC, American Red Cross, British Red Cross41405Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udayapur, Mahottari, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Jhapa
12Restoring Family Links RFL ProgramICRC194277 districts
13ICBDRR – KavreDanish Red Cross30275Kavrepalanchok
14Flood response ProgrammeQatar Red Crescent Society 25000 households 2 Districts
15Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Koshi River Basin ProgrammeKorean Red Cross,
Australian Red Cross,
Hong Kong Red Cross
25485Bhojpur, Khotang, Saptari, Sunsari and Udayapur
16Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) ProgrammeLuxembourg Red Cross6964Dhading
17Forecast based FinancingDanish Red Cross Bardiya
18Cash Based Intervention ProgramIFRC