Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu (OCHA, 26 Apr 2015) toppling office blocks and towers and killing thousands of people. The earthquake also caused extensive casualties and damage in India, China and Bangladesh. (ECHO, 27 Apr 2015)
On 29 Apr, the Flash Appeal for the Response to the Nepal Earthquake Apr - Jul 2015, was launched, requesting US$415 million.
On 12 May, a new earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck Nepal at 12:50 local time (UTC +5:45). The epicentre was southeast of Kodari (Sindhupalchowk District), 76 km northeast of Kathmandu - an area already affected by the 25 Apr quake. (OCHA, 12 May 2015)
A revision of the Flash Appeal was launched on 29 May, requesting $422 million for life-saving and protection activities and support resilience of 2.8 million people for five months.
Appeals & Funding
By Ishwar Rauniyar, Communication, Learning and Documentation Officer, DanChurchAid (DCA)
When a strong 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal in April 2015, it not only destroyed houses, but also damaged innumerable latrines and water systems in remote mountainous areas. The lack of clean water supplies and appropriate sanitation facilities not only made life for the affected people even more challenging, but also often compromised their health conditions.
by Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu
The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), which is responsible for post-earthquake reconstruction and recovery works, has moved ahead with the house pooling concept by including the families who were affected by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake.
The NRA will begin the work from Dabbuchowk, a settlement in Ward 18 of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), according to by the NRA joint-secretary Raju Manandhar.
The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2015 showed that a staggering 22 percent of total damage and loss from natural disasters in developing countries was absorbed by the agriculture sector alone.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries have continued to respond to long-term reconstruction and educational needs after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in Nepal. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck the country on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 people died and close to 20,000 were injured as a result of the earthquakes and their aftermath.
This map highlights the coverage of Technical Assistance (TA) in the Housing Sector, by partner Organizations in the Western Cluster 12 districts. The data used for this map comes from the HRRP 4W and NRA 5W.
This map highlights the coverage of Technical Assistance (TA) in the Housing Sector, by partner Organizations in the central most affected 14 districts.
The data used for this map comes from the HRRP 4W and NRA 5W.
This map highlights the coverage of Technical Assistance (TA) in the Housing Sector, by partner Organizations in the eastern cluster 5 districts. The data used for this map comes from the HRRP 4W and NRA 5W.
TIKA PRASAD BHATTA, LAKHANPUR (RAMECHHAP)
Mar 6, 2018-A majority of houses destroyed by the Great Earthquake of 2015 have not been reconstructed yet in Pangchet, Ramechhap. Quake survivors say reconstruction works could not take off due to lack of construction materials and workers.
“Most of the youths have left their villages, leaving behind only elderly people,” said Tika Shrestha, a resident of Pangchet in Doramba-7.
(MissionNewswire) Nepal Don Bosco Society has a focus on transforming poor communities through social development programs, education and vocational training. The organization was also instrumental in the immediate aftermath and long-term recovery after two earthquakes in 2015 caused massive destruction in the country. A devastating 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. More than 8,000 died and close to 20,000 were injured as a result of the earthquakes and its aftermath.