Project information

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck in Nepal on Saturday, making it the worst earthquake in the country in more than 80 years. Over 4000 people have died, millions more need urgent help.

April 2015 - December 2016

Charity information


  • Need


    A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck in Nepal on Saturday. As it ripped through large parts of Nepal it toppled office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggered a deadly avalanche that hit Everest base camp. Over 4000 people have died, millions more need urgent help. Hospitals are overwhelmed, with many patients being treated in the streets.


    Our member agencies are urgently scaling up their operations, including deploying emergency staff and rapidly establishing and filling a large pipeline of aid goods. We are currently assessing the full humanitarian need in order to save lives and reduce the suffering of those affected by the earthquake, including focusing on vulnerable groups such as children.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our member agencies aim to respond and help those affected re-build their lives.


    » Our member agencies will provide vital, emergency aid.

    Success will be aiding the most vulnerable survivors by providing vital shelter, food, water and medicine. Then, in the longer term, helping to rebuild communities and livelihoods.

  • Impact




    DEC member agencies have been bringing humanitarian aid for decades. We undertake careful security assessments, constantly monitor risks and seek the acceptance of the communities we try to help. We work with carefully vetted and monitored local partners.


    Regular online updates on the DEC website and twitter feed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Nepal Earthquake Appeal All funds donated to the DEC will be distributed to member organisations
  • Background




    The people of Nepal affected by the earthquake.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The DEC is an umbrella organisation for 13 humanitarian aid agencies. At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together a unique alliance of the UK's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective relief.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Matthew Warnock-Parkes

    Senior Database Officer / Senior Supporter Care Officer

    Lisa Robinson

    High Value Partnerships Manager


Could feed a family for two weeks