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Project information

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

The worst earthquake in 80 years has hit Nepal, severely shaking the lives of 5.3m people. Buildings in Nepal have collapsed, and hundreds of thousands of people are left to sleep out in the open. We are on the ground working to provide emergency shelter, food and medical supplies.

1 year

Charity information: ActionAid

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  • Need


    A massive earthquake hit the Kathmandu valley causing devastation in Nepal. More than 4,000 people have been killed and the death toll continues to rise. Thousands more are in need of emergency support; they are sleeping on the streets in the open air.


    ActionAid staff are on the ground providing emergency supplies to the most vulnerable including; dry food items, mats and tarpaulin , disinfectant kits for cleaning, dignity kits for women and first aid kits.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide emergency support to those affected by the Nepal earthquake


    » The money raised by our generous supporters will enable us to provide much needed emergency supplies

    What success will look like

    We will support by providing;
    Shelter - tents, tarpaulins
    Providing access to medical support

  • Impact


    In the longer-term, we will work with communities to provide support with:
    • Homes – assisting with the building of interim homes that can withstand earthquakes
    • Support for livelihoods – to help people who have lost their means of income
    • Education – replacing children’s lost scholastic equipment and books; repairing school infrastructure
    • Disaster preparedness – building on the work already carried out in the region, to support communities to withstand future shocks and disasters.


    Infrastructure is severely compromised. However we have staff and partners working on the ground now to ensure that we are best able to access the remotest areas and where the need is greatest.


    Donors will receive an update on how their money is helping through regular updates via our website and social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Emergency Response providing emergency support to the most vulnerable
  • Background


    The major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches. In some areas near Gorkha, it's estimated that up to 80% of houses have been destroyed or severely damaged (source: UN).


    ActionAid will focus emergency relief on the most vulnerable; especially children and women as well as providing protection for women and girls.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    ActionAid is raising money together with the DEC for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal – The DEC is a consortium of 13 aid agencies working together in times of disasters and emergencies.

    ActionAid has worked in Nepal for over 30 years and have a strong local team. We also have a history of working in areas most affected by the earthquake and will support people through the relief and into the recovery period.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Supporters

    Without the help of our supporters, we would not be able to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable when they need it most