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Nepal Earthquake: Plan International Response

Nepal Earthquake: Plan International Response

Overview

In April and May 2015, Nepal was struck by two massive earthquakes, affecting hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Plan International is responding to the emergency, ensuring children's core needs are met.

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Lamjung district in central Nepal. Less than 1 month later, on 12 May 2015, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, worsening conditions for communities affected by the first earthquake. Plan has launched a large-scale humanitarian response, working in collaboration with government, UN Agencies and partner NGOs. A team of experts experienced in emergency response is working around the clock on the immediate needs assessment and relief distribution.

Plan International puts children at the centre of our relief and recovery work and their physical and emotional needs are a priority.

Executive Summary

Executive summary

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Lamjung district in central Nepal. Less than 1 month later, on 12 May 2015, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, worsening conditions for communities affected by the first earthquake. 

According to the United Nations, the earthquake has affected 39 of the 75 districts in Nepal, 14 of which have been severely affected. Humanitarian assistance has already reached hundreds of thousands of people, but an estimated 2.8 million are still in need of live-saving aid. As of 8 July, 8,844 deaths have been reported and more than 598,000 houses destroyed.

Plan has launched a large-scale humanitarian response, working in collaboration with government, UN Agencies and partner NGOs. A team of experts experienced in emergency response is working around the clock on the immediate needs assessment and relief distribution.

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