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. Our base in Nepal had been operating since 1978 so we were well equipped to provide assistance almost immediately.
We launched an emergency appeal and to date have helped over 287,000 people – including over 117,000 children. A year on, we are helping children return to school and get the emotional support they need to recover.
The destruction left behind
Our Work to Help Nepal Recover
52,000 households received emergency shelter materials
44,900 children got emotional care, counselling and psychological support
21,000 childrenstudying in 310 temporary schools built by Plan International
247 children were intercepted through anti-trafficking booths
71,000 women and girls received menstrual hygiene kits
325,000 people will receive our support over the next two years
Nepal: From the Field
A member of Plan International staff arrived in Kathmandu shortly after the first earthquake
Big earthquakes and aftershocks take a heavy toll on minds of the survivors, especially children
Matt Crook from Plan International reports from Dolakha where 90 per cent of homes were destroyed
Plan International UK CEO, Tanya, was on a scheduled visit when the earthquake struck