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. You can help.
This briefing argues that the recovery effort is an opportunity to create much needed improved conditions for single women in Nepal. It provides practical suggestions for better disaster preparedness and enabling single women to be more resilient.
When Samjhana's school reopened one month after the earthquake, nothing was the same. With a partner organization we have worked to rebuild it with even better hygiene facilities than before, encouraging girls to stay in school for longer.
On 25th April 2015 a massive earthquake struck Nepal. Oxfam was one of the international non-government organizations to provide life-preserving aid to almost half a million people. Since then we have been supporting recovery efforts in seven of the most affected districts.
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.
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.
Three months since the first earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands of people still live outside in temporary shelters. Living in communal shelters has been challenging especially for women.
One month on since the first earthquake hit Nepal, Oxfam is working with mountain guides and porters to deliver life saving aid to the most remote communities before the imminent monsoon hits the country. Mountain guides and porters are assisting Oxfam with its relief delivery in the Gorkha district, one of the worst hit by the earthquake.
Thanks to your support, we have been able to reach over 150,000 people affected by the massive earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April.
Tens of thousands of people have seen their homes flattened or damaged by the earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April. Here are ten portraits of people affected by the first earthquake, alongside what remains of their homes and belongings.