Project information

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

CARE has been working in Nepal since 1978 and our team was there when the earthquake struck. Your gift could give families in Nepal emergency shelter, food and safe water. Up to 80% of homes in some rural areas have collapsed - with your support we will reach families in the worst hit communities.

Three months

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  • Need


    Families have had their homes destroyed and are in desperate need of shelter and basic necessities. Over 5,000 people are confirmed dead and over 50,000 people are injured. The earthquake affected around 8 million people.


    Our immediate focus is to support families with emergency shelter and clean drinking water. We also aim to provide food packages.

    CARE International is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide families with emergency shelter


    » We will identify families in immediate need of shelter and distribute emergency shelter kits
    » We will distribute blankets
    » We will distribute tarpaulin and floor mats
    » A shelter expert has been deployed from our London office to advise our colleagues in Nepal on providing shelter to affected families


    Aim 2

    To distribute clean drinking water


    » We will distribute clean drinking water to families in need
    » We will distribute jerry cans so that people can collect water


    Aim 3

    To distribute emergency food packages


    » We will distribute food packages to families in need


    Aim 4

    To distribute hygiene kits


    » We will distribute hygiene kits containing soap, sanitary towels, toothpaste, toothbrush etc

  • Impact


    After the inital first phase of response to this disaster, we will continue to assist the recovery from this disaster and to help communities to become more resilient to future disasters.


    There is a risk of aftershocks (there have already been several). People have been trying to remain outside buildings during the aftermath.

    Some roads are blocked, particularly due to landslides caused by the tremors. We will be coordinating with a local organisation to remove rubble and debris to enable better access to families in need.


    We will update supporters in our bi-annual newsletter and keep them updated via email.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500,000 Shelter, water, food Can go towards providing families with emergency assistance during the initial response phase
  • Background


    CARE has worked with communities in Nepal since 1978 and we supported families after the fatal landslide in 2014.

    Since 2000, we have worked in Nepal to address the underlying causes of poverty, conflict and social injustice. These include discrimination, poor governance and vulnerability. We place emphasis on involving women, Dalits and other poor, vulnerable and socially excluded groups in local development processes, and advocate for marginalised people to have access to basic services.


    We will provide emergency assistance to the families who have been hardest hit by this earthquake.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CARE has worked with communities in Nepal since 1978 and we supported families after the fatal landslide in 2014. We have an office in the capital, Kathmandu, and have local staff who are familiar with the area and the culture.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Santosh Sharma

    Emergency Response Coordinator