Project information

Nepal Earthquake - Oxfam emergency appeal

We urgently need your help to provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food support. Please give what you can today.

Oxfam are responding now and we'll stay for as long as it takes to help people to rebuild their lives.

Charity information: Oxfam

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  • Need


    A powerful earthquake has rocked Nepal. More than 3300 people have been reported killed and more than 6500 injured, with many more feared trapped under rubble. The exact figure is still uncertain at this stage but is continuing to rise. Scores of people have been left without food, water and shelter.


    Oxfam is there. We urgently need your help to provide clean water, sanitation and emergency food support. Please give what you can today.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Supplying emergency water


    » Oxfam is supplying emergency clean water to people in urgent need.

    - No of people reached by clean water supplies.

    Aim 2



    » Without basic sanitation, people in crowded areas are at risk of catching disease. Oxfam will install temporary toilets and washing facilities.

    - No. of people receiving emergency hygiene kits and using emergency washing facilities.

    Aim 3

    Emergency food support


    » We will be distributing food vouchers to people who have been left with nothing. This will ensure people are able to feed their families.

    - No. of families reached by emergency food support.

  • Impact


    At the moment we are delivering our immediate response. Our longer term plans will become clearer in the coming days once full assessments are complete.


    A full assessment and project plan is currently being developed.


    We will email/mail all donors who have given to the Nepal Earthquake appeal with an update.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Cost of emergency response Delivering water, sanitation and emergency food support.
  • Background


    We are working in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur - we are assessing the situation and looking to expand are support to other areas.


    We are aiming to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by the Nepalese Earthquake.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Oxfam are experts in water and sanitation and have been working in Nepal for 30 years. We will be using our expertise in supplying water in the most challenging circumstances. For example, following the Haiti earthquake our team installed water systems in urban areas surrounded by debris. We will use lessons learn and local knowledge to help as many people as possible in Nepal.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Andy Bastable

    Andy is a water engineer and will be supporting the Oxfam team and partners to supply emergency clean water.

Photo:Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Photo:Narendra Shrestha/EPA