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The plan

Thousands of families have been left homeless after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring over 16,000. We urgently need your support.

  • Where
    NEPAL
  • What
    EMERGENCY
  • Impact
    Help thousands of children and families affected by the earthquake.

Nepal earthquake appeal

On 25 April 2015 Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake - the biggest earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years. A second earthquake on the 12 May caused further devastation. 9,000 people were killed, 23,000 injured, and over 100,000 people displaced.

We have been working in Nepal since 1978 which enabled us to provide assistance almost immediately. We launched an emergency appeal within hours of the first earthquake and to date have helped over 287,000 people – including over 117,000 children.

 

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What we are doing

A year on since the first earthquake, there is still so much to do. Our focus is on children. We are helping children return to school and get the emotional support they need to recover from the traumatic events. After a disaster, children are particularly at risk from trafficking.  We’re raising awareness in communities through child-friendly spaces and anti-trafficking booths are border control.

We are focussing on:

  • water, sanitation and hygiene
  • providing emergency shelter including tarpaulins and ropes
  • distribution of non-food items (for example blankets and mosquito nets)
  • food distribution
  • maternal, newborn and child health
  • child protection
  • education and child care
  • the needs of women and girls, who are especially vulnerable during a crisis


Our work to help Nepal recover:

  • Another major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, just two weeks after the worst earthquake to hit the country in 80 years. Here is information for those sponsoring children in Nepal.
  • An overview of the situation in Nepal following the massive 7.8 magnitutde earthquake – and what Plan is doing to help the thousands of families affected.

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