On 25 April 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, in an area between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Hundreds of aftershocks were registered. The government of Nepal declared a state of emergency on 27 April. On 12 May, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit 76 km northeast of Kathmandu, causing additional death, destruction of infrastructure and homes. 57 districts were affected, with 14 having severe damage.
The responses to the devastation caused by the earthquakes focuses on emergency health and care, emergency shelter and settlements, livelihoods, restoring family links, safe and dignified burials, community preparedness and risk reduction, and building the Nepal Red Cross Society’s institutional preparedness and capacity development.
This project targets 700,000 people, including 140,000 families, affected by the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes. Measures will also be put in place to identify and address aspects that increase vulnerabilities among specific groups such as women, girls, minorities, and people with disabilities.
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase