Nepal, Six Months After the Earthquake
On Saturday, April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal. It hit the country and its people hard, in urban and rural communities alike. Hundreds of aftershocks were felt, and on May 12th, another powerful magnitude 7.3 quake struck.Six months after the disaster, we know that nearly 9,000 people lost their lives and thousands more were injured. Nearly 60,000 Nepalese have been displaced to 120 sites across 13 districts. Now, six months later, they are preparing to return home – with uncertainty about what to expect when they arrive.
Action Against Hunger is proud to be part of the rebuilding and recovery process. Our teams have been active in Nepal for nearly a decade, and we were able to respond swiftly. To date we have:
Screened 35,932 children under age five for malnutrition
Admitted 219 children to outpatient therapeutic programs (OTPs)
Provided supplementary feeding assistance to 7,316 children under age five
Given maternal counseling to 17,060 women
Distributed 1,942 shelter and 2,165 kitchen kits, and given conservation seed bags to 527 households
Provided cash transfers and worked on debris removal and management with 2,400 households
Provided water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to 41,625 beneficiaries in communities and displacement sites
Given mental health support to 5,798 people in communities, camps, and health centers
Trained 1,028 health staff, teachers, and aid workers on mental health care and practices
We will continue to stand with the people of Nepal, working side by side with them as they rebuild infrastructure and their livelihoods.
We couldn’t have done this without your help. Below, find a special video to thank YOU for your support!