Emergency Response Program

Nepal Earthquake

THE SITUATION IN BRIEF

What You Need to Know

On April 25, 2015, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, destroying much of the city and many surrounding villages. It was the worst earthquake to strike the region in more than 80 years. More than 8,600 people died, 2.8 million were displaced, and in all, more than 8 million people were affected by the disaster.

Another challenge is the widespread poverty in the country. Even before the earthquake, Nepal was one of the poorest countries in Asia. More than 1 in 4 families were living in poverty, according to the World Bank.

How the Earthquake Impacts Children

Families today are struggling to rebuild. Fuel shortages, political issues and poor roads make it very challenging for families to get the supplies they need, particularly families who live in remote areas. Many families are still living in tents, and a large number of children are not going to school.

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SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES IMPACT

How Supporters Like You Are Making a Difference

SOS Children’s Villages has worked in Nepal since 1972. With programs in ten locations, we were able to respond rapidly to the needs of children in the immediate aftermath of the April 2015 earthquake. We did this, through the help of our supporters, by strengthening vulnerable families and providing children who lost their families with temporary and long-term care. To date, some 28,000 children and their families have received help.

Emergency Response Successes

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Thanks to generous people like you, we have been able to change the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children and families

At SOS Childen's Villages, we're working, striving and learning. Everyday, we're transforming children's lives.

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