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Nepal earthquake appeal

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.

The Nepal earthquake strikes

9,000

People in Nepal were killed

17,000

Injured including children

3.5 million

People have been estimated to be in need of food assistance.

2 million

People are in urgent need of water, sanitation and hygiene support

Six months after the Nepal earthquake

Thanks to our supporters we were able to respond quickly and save more lives

Nepal six months on

Food

We supported 2,552 households in two of the worst affected districts with food baskets for an entire month after the earthquake, as well as provided micro-nutrients for 18,432 babies.

Water

We distributed 28,886 hygiene kits and repaired 238 community water supply systems, benefiting 144,430 people.

Protection

Established 61 child-friendly spaces in 11 districts, providing a safe place for 6,126 children.

Education

Established 586 Temporary Learning Centres in 9 districts, supporting 193,536 children to be able to go back to safe schools with quality education.

The faster we respond the more lives we can save

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, children and families need food, water, shelter, and medical aid. By becoming a regular donor you can help our rapid response teams respond in the first hours after a major disaster helping us to save more lives.

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Giving in action

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When the ground is broken

Mingmar lives under a tarpaulin with 22 other members of his family. The earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 destroyed the 12-year-old’s remote hill village in Rasuwa district.

Nepal | Asia | Project Nepal earthquake appeal

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The village that disappeared

Amrita was getting ready to open her clothing shop in Bhaktapur, Bangladesh, when the ground started to shake. She ran upstairs to carry her sleeping daughters, Anupa, aged 7, and Anusha, aged 5, outside to safety. Minutes later, the building collapsed.

Bangladesh | Asia

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Giving a Little TLC

Sarita, a girl with an infectious smile, felt all her joy and laughter drain away as she looked at the crushed remains of her school.

Nepal | Asia