On April 25, 2015 a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal causing widespread destruction. It was followed by several aftershocks and then a second 7.3 magnitude quake on May 12 causing further causalities and damage.
Nearly 9,000 people were killed, thousands more injured and a total of 776,895 houses damaged beyond repair and 298,998 partially damaged.
One year after, through the generous support from donors, CARE has surpassed its initial target of reaching 100,000 people in four of the worst-affected districts of Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk, Dhading and Lamjung. CARE has reached a total of 196,125 individuals with shelter materials, sexual reproductive health services, messages on gender based violence and protection issues, hygiene and sanitation support, and assistance to help restore livelihoods.
Now that the initial emergency phase is over, CARE is focusing on transitioning from emergency relief to recovery. CARE will continue to support families to build back safer, revive the local economy and livelihoods, re-establish damaged water sources and address gender-based violence and protection issues.
Read our report: Six Months After the Nepal Earthquakes: An Update on CARE's Response (PDF)
One year after Nepal earthquake: Urgent need to accelerate reconstruction
One year after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 reconstruction efforts need to be accelerated, urges international humanitarian organization CARE Canada. The majority of people who lost their homes still live in temporary shelters and many have not regained their livelihoods. Read more
Life moves on: One year after the Nepal earthquake
These images capture one family's story of survival following the mssaive earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015. Thanks to your support, the family benefited from several CARE interventions both before and after the earthquake. Read more
Nepal's earthquake babies
Childbirth is never an easy thing, especially not in the aftermath of a major earthquake that has destroyed your home, livelihood and health facilities. Add to this the fact that you are carrying twins, and that you have a history of complications during birth, and you are left with a nightmare scenario. Read more
Nepal earthquake three months on: Monsoon rains bring new threats to survivors
Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains are bringing new challenges to the earthquake relief effort in Nepal and have already claimed lives, aid agency CARE warns. Read more
Planting the seeds of hope for the future
CARE’s Binisha Ranjitkar recently visited Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal – one of the worst affected by the recent earthquake. Here she met Sup Yonjan who talked about the recent seed distributions by CARE and how they are helping him regain his livelihood and rebuild his life. Read more
Nepal earthquake: the loss of much more than just a home
CARE's Emergency Shelter Team Leader, Tom Newby, writes about the shelter challenges in Nepal and about CARE’s response. Read more
Working with Nepal's marginalized communities after the earthquake
Mangal Bahadur B.K, who belongs to the Dalit community of Nepal -which is a lower, landless caste and often traditionally discriminated against - shares his experiences about the problems faced by the Dalit community after the earthquake. Read more
One Month After Nepal Earthquake: Providing Safe Shelter for Upcoming Monsoon Season Remains Critical
One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on April 25th, providing safe emergency shelter for the upcoming monsoon remains one of the most pressing needs. Read more
Back to school: In Nepal, life goes on after the earthquake
The village of Mandre lost its school in the earthquake, which had been built by CARE over 15 years ago. In less than 1 month the community has come together and built a temporary school. Read more
In the unlikely event that more donations are received than are needed for our Nepal emergency response, we will transfer these donations to our emergency response fund which allows CARE to respond quickly with life-saving support during future emergencies around the world.