Member spotlight features ChildFund's response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

A little girl walks across the rubble of a building destroyed by the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. Nepal was struck by two devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. (c) Jake Lyell

On 25 April 2015, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal, with its epicenter 50 miles (80 km) north-west of the capital Kathmandu. A strong aftershock (magnitude 7.3) followed on 12 May, with its epicenter 47 miles north-east of Kathmandu.

Almost 9,000 people were killed, and 22,300 were injured. Of the 2.8 million people who were affected, 1.1 million (40%) were children.

Within days, ChildFund was on the ground responding to the immediate needs of children and families affected by the earthquake. And then we stayed for more than two years to make sure families and communities were equipped to make a full recovery. 

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