Going beyond immediate needs: A commitment to rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake

by ChildFund Japan / Member Spotlight

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.

Nepal Earthquake Response Report (2015-2017)

by ChildFund Japan / Reports

In the immediate aftermath of the two powerful earthquakes that struck Nepal in early 2015, ChildFund responded with emergency relief in the form of food, shelter and child-centered spaces. Over the following two years, ChildFund supported the rehabilitation of communities, rebuilding schools and providing supplies, ensuring safe water and hygiene, and providing livelihoods support to families. Overarching all programs was a commitment to child protection, and preparing for future emergencies.