Project information

Nepal Emergency

More than 4,000 people have been reported dead after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday 25th April. Sadly, these numbers are expected to rise. Medair has mobilised its emergency response team to provide live-saving relief to the most vulnerable people.

As long as necessary

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  • Need


    Thousands of people in Nepal are in need of shelter, food and access to emergency healthcare following a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks. According to news reports, vast tent cities have sprung up in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, with thousands of people sleeping outside, too afraid or unable to return to their homes. Hospitals are overwhelmed and health and water supplies are severely stretched.


    Medair's Nepal Emergency appeal will fund life-saving relief for vulnerable people. This includes: emergency shelter structures, emergency health kit distribution, water, sanitation & hygiene items.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Immediate and life-saving relief to victims of the Nepal earthquake.


    » Shelter/NFI: meeting critical basic needs of affected people including Non Food Items such as blankets, tarpaulins, water, sanitation & hygiene items
    » Health: supplying emergency health kits to health facilities and affected people in most vulnerable areas

    Number of emergency health kits distributed to beneficiaries, number of families receiving temporary shelter.

  • Impact


    Lives saved.


    Earthquake aftershocks, country insecurity.
    Medair has a risk mitigation strategy in place.


    Through post-appeal communication outlining the effect their donations have had on the ground.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £164,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £123,000 Emergency Relief Items Emergency Relief Items and Airfreight
      £10,000 Transport Hire vehicles and drivers
      £10,000 Travel International travel
      £21,000 Staff & Subsistence international and national staff and translators & Subsistence

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Public - online £6,914 Guaranteed
    Private donors £6,600 Guaranteed
  • Background




    Nepali population affected by the recent earthquake

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Medair acts swiftly to reach communities in crisis and provide them with life-saving health care, emergency nutrition services, safe drinking water, sanitary latrines and protective shelter. We are experienced in responding to emergency situations, and specialise in emergency relief and recovery. We are a member of the Integral Alliance of charities and adhere to the Red Cross code of conduct.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Joel Kaiser

    Emergency Response Team leader

    Anne-Lise Turpin

    Health projects coordinator

    Mark Wooding

    Architect & emergency shelter advisor

    Jean-Marc Bulliard

    Logistics coordinator

“The earthquake has caused huge devastation and thousands of people are without shelter and proper access to emergency health care”

Manuel Jagourd, Head of Medair's Emergency Response Team