NEPAL: RISING FROM THE DEVASTATING 2015 EARTHQUAKE: People in Need
Published     27 April, 2018


In April 2015, Nepal was hit by the most destructive earthquake in 80 years. With a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, it left almost 9,000 people dead and 22,000 injured. 17 days later, a 7.3 magnitude quake struck, causing even more loss of life and destruction, and disrupting the recovery operation that had just started. The earthquake completely destroyed nearly 600,000 homes across Nepal and damaged over 280,000 more.

Immediately after the disaster, People in Need (PIN) provided humanitarian aid to the most afflicted and satisfied the basic needs of those who lost everything in the earthquake, including material needed to build temporary shelters, and helped displaced persons to prepare for winter months. At the beginning of 2016, our team together with the communities affected, began working on rehabilitation of the infrastructure in remote areas that suffered the most damage and dealing with the topic of protection of women and children. Apart from supporting the displaced populations, in 2017 the organization also started supporting returnees.

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