Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake

Laxmi Maya, 60, waits with the goods she has received from Oxfam's winter and shelter distribution.

I am alone: single women and the Nepal earthquake

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.

Oxfam female friendly latrines at a secondary school in Nepal

Supporting teenage girls after the Nepal earthquake

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.

A women works for an Oxfam cash for work program to rebuild an irrigation channel in Nepal

Building Back Stronger. One year from the Nepal quake

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.

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. 

Radhika Majhi, 25, stands in front of her makeshift shelter in Khadgabhanjyang VDC-4 in Nuwakot district. Credit: Roshani Kapali

Nepal: Building shelters for women

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. 

Oxfam reaching Nepal’s most isolated in a race against the monsoon

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.

Roshana Manandhar (20) lives in a bus, after her home was destroyed by an earthquake on 25th May, in Nepal. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

Nepal earthquake: One month on

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.

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