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: Nepal Earthquake: Two Years Later (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