2015 Nepal Earthquake

A mother in Nepal holds her newborn in front a temporary shelter where she has lived since the earthquake.
A mother in Nepal holds her newborn outside a temporary shelter where she has lived since the earthquake.
© UNICEF/Karki

In April 2015, two powerful earthquakes in Nepal claimed thousands of lives and caused immense destruction in the capital, Kathmandu, and surrounding areas. More than 1 million children needed immediate humanitarian aid.

UNICEF responded quickly with massive, ongoing relief.  Since last year, among much other support, UNICEF has provided:

  • 1.3 million people with short- and medium-term access to clean, safe water;
  • emergency protection for 13,317 unaccompanied, separated and vulnerable children;
  • measles vaccine for almost 500,000 children under the age of five;
  • 22 birthing shelters for more than 11,000 women and their newborns; and
  • 1,793 temporary schools with education supplies for 881,000 children. 

But Nepal hasn't fully recovered yet.

Many families still live in makeshift shelters. Many children still study in unsafe schools.

Nepali children need your support — donate to the Nepal Earthquake Emergency Relief Fund now. Every dollar is vital to help children recover from this disaster.

Learn more — in report entitled, "Nepal Earthquakes, One Year Later: Moving On" — about UNICEF's impact in Nepal after last year's earthquakes.

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