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.

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. 

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Chronicles of Persistence - Stories of Pakistan

Oxfam with its partner Lasoona and PREPARED implemented the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Department - ECHO founded project Humanitarian assistance to floods and conflict affected communities in Pakistan.

Children washing their plates at an Oxfam water point, Swat valley, Pakistan

When conflict and disaster strike, we deliver high quality humanitarian aid, speedily and extensively.

How we help in times of crisis

At any given time, we are responding to over 30 emergency situations. We provide life-saving essentials in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and to people affected by conflict, as well as long-term development support.


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