Nepal Earthquake Response: Reflections and Results One Year Later
This report provides an overview of Plan International's emergency response in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes. As of mid-April 2016, Plan International Nepal has raised €25.5 million to help 287,847 individuals – including 117,230 children - impacted by the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.
The 2015 earthquakes in Nepal took a devastating toll on families and children in the country. The earthquakes left roughly 2.8 million people in need of humanitarian support across 14 districts. The earthquakes caused nearly 9,000 deaths and injured over 100,000 people. Children lost friends and family members, faced injuries and disability. Lack of shelter, food, nutrition, clean water and health services were widespread and caused high levels of psychosocial distress among families.
Plan International Emergency Response
Role in the Response
Plan International Nepal has raised €25.5 million to help 287,847 individuals (as of April 2016) – including 117,230 children – impacted by the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. Plan International is working in 4 priority districts, Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Makwanpur and Sindhuli.
Within a day of the earthquake, Plan International began distributing prepositioned emergency shelter material and food packs to thousands of earthquake-affected families across the 14 priority districts.
Plan International’s emergency response focused on 6 key areas: education; child protection; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; health; and food security/livelihoods/income generation. As a child-focused organization, Plan International supported children throughout the emergency relief phase, helping to ensure that we met their urgent needs, including access to education and child protection services.
Recovery Strategy –moving forward
For the next 2 years, Plan International will focus on child protection, education, shelter, water and sanitation, livelihoods/income generation and disaster risk reduction. These areas are based on the priorities outlined in the government’s post-disaster needs assessment, by children and their families, as well as centrally assessed needs. Plan International plans to reach 325,000 individuals (65,000 households) in Dolakha, Sinduplachowk, Sindhuli, and Makwanpur districts.