A woman stands in front of rubbles, in Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Rebuilding a More Resilient Nepal

The April 2015 earthquake devastated Nepal, affecting more than eight million people. This briefing paper considers the successes and challenges of the response so far, and looks at what must be done to ensure that Nepal recovers in a way which makes it more resilient and more equitable.

Oxfam ready to respond to South Asia earthquake

Oxfam has launched an emergency appeal for survivors of the South Asian earthquake which hit Afghanistan and Pakistan earlier this morning. Oxfam teams are working with local authorities and organisations to assess the scale of the damage and teams are ready to respond where needed. 

A woman laughs next to an Oxfam water tank in Burunchili, Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal earthquake response, six months on

Six months on from the Nepal Earthquake we look at some of the ways that Oxfam has helped real people on the ground, including providing shelter kits, latrines and safe drinking water. 

Six months on from Nepal earthquake, delays in policy and fuel crisis holding up recovery efforts

Relief for the 8 million people affected by the huge Nepal earthquake six months ago is still being disrupted by delays in reinstating the government’s National Reconstruction Agency, says Oxfam. An on-going fuel crisis is adding to the problems, putting at risk the health and safety of thousands of people as winter approaches. More than 8,600 people were killed and half a million houses destroyed by the quake.

Temporary shelters in the village of Burunchili, Nepal, on August 28, 2015. Photo: Sam Tarling/Oxfam

The Nepal Earthquake Six Months On: What needs to happen now?

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 9,000 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 850,000 homes. Many of the affected people have received some support from the Government of Nepal and aid organizations, but others are still waiting for assistance. 

Nepal: Helping locals rebuild community infrastructure

Oxfam’s Cash for Work (CFW) program is providing short-term employment to vulnerable families in Sindhupalchowk, a severely affected district where more than 3,500 people died and more than 99% houses were damaged. 


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