Emergency Response

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the 14 districts of Central and Western Regions of Nepal. The earthquake, which has been followed by a series of aftershocks, has led to significant loss of life, injuries and damage of buildings and infrastructure. On May 12- 2015, another 6.8 magnitude (US Geological Survey claims it was 7.4 magnitude), earthquake hit badly again in the country. As of 4 June 2015, the number of deaths crossed the 8,850 and those injured was over 22,500. An estimated 8 million people are affected by the humanitarian situation, of which over half are women and include an estimated 360,000 girls under the age of 5 and 225,000 women over the age of 65. In addition to shelter, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, food and nutrition and protection are issues requiring urgent attention. Initial estimates are that around 600,000 families will require early recovery assistance. In such a context, KI Nepal has been actively involved in providing emergency relief and aid (including food and non-food items) to the survivors of terrible earthquake. It reached to five heavily affected districts and provided relief materials to 3842 households. Similarly, organization has supported various materials to more than 10 community schools to re-construct school buildings. From emergency support, more 15000 earthquake survivors were directly benefited and more than 500 school students were able to rejoin the schools.