On April 25 a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit Nepal, just 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu. It caused untold devastation, killing almost 9,000 people and injuring a further 22,000 - including many children.
Because of the support from partners and donors, Save the Children was ready to respond. Drawing on over a century of experience our teams were able to reach more than 127,000 people, including 76,000 children, with vital aid.
In the months that followed, Save the Children has continued to provide life-saving assistance to over half a million earthquake affected people, including more than 300,000 children. We are actively working to rebuild devastated communities and support families by providing food security, child protection, shelter, water, hygiene & sanitation, health, nutrition and education.