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Nepal Earthquake - Unicef Children's Appeal

Unicef has been working in Nepal for over 40 years. Millions of children are in danger and need your help. Please donate to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal and help save children's lives. A donation of £55 is enough to provide emergency water kits to 5 families in Nepal.

Several months

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  • Need


    A huge 7.8 magnitude earthquake has hit Nepal, toppling buildings and destroying roads and infrastructure. Over 5,000 deaths have already been reported and over 8,000 people have been injured. As we get more information through, we fear these numbers will rise.

    As children and their families come to terms with the aftermath of the quake, water supplies are running low and the risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera is growing rapidly.


    Unicef has over 200 staff working in Kathmandu and the surrounding area, delivering clean water and other life-saving supplies to children and families in danger. Your donation could help us save lives.

    Unicef already has supplies in Nepal, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies. We are also preparing to send 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies such as medicine and hospital equipment, tents and blankets for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reach 1.7 million children


    » Please see the detailed activities below

    By measuring the number of children and families affected by the earthquake that we have reached.

    Aim 2

    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


    » Unicef is distributing soap, water purification tablets, oral rehydration salts, hygiene kits, and buckets to the most affected areas.
    » Water tankers have started distributing water at camps and toilets are also being set up in these temporary locations.

    By measuring the number of children and families affected by the earthquake that have access to clean safe drinking water and appropriate hygiene facilities.

    Aim 3

    Child Protection


    » Unicef has started the identification and registration of separated children. A website has been activated to register missing people.
    » Psychological support is being provided in the two biggest camps and messages are being aired on radio.
    » Tents and recreational kits are being distributed to set up 100 child friendly spaces.
    » Children clothes are also being distributed in Gorkha, one of the most affected districts.

    By measuring the number of children affected by the earthquake that have been re-united with their families and received psychological support.

    Aim 4



    » Unicef is supplying emergency health kits (each serving 10,000 people for 3 months), tents for hospitals, surgical units & measles & rubella vaccines.
    » Public health messages will also be aired through radio.

    By measuring the number of children and families affected by the earthquake that have access to proper nutrition and health interventions such as vaccines.

    Aim 5



    » Unicef will be distributing schools-in-a-box and early childhood development kits to support the establishment of Temporary Learning Spaces.
    » The extent of damage on schools in affected districts is still being assessed.

    By measuring the number of children affected by the earthquake that have been able to continue their education.

  • Impact


    After the initial response to this disaster, we will continue to assist the recovery and help communities become more resilient to future catastrophes. We will demonstrate success by measuring our reach and impact, in line with Unicef's rigorous monitoring and evaluating framework. This approach reinforces results based management that focuses on equity for vulnerable populations in order to help the hardest to reach.


    A full assessment and project plan has been carried out with further assessments to be conducted.

    There have been over 60 aftershocks so far, forcing people to live outside in the cold.

    Some roads are blocked, particularly due to landslides. Unicef is working with partners to increase access to help the hardest to reach children and their families.

    If we don't reach our funding target, there is a risk that we won't be able to provide enough supplies and support for those affected.


    We will email/mail all supporters who have given to the emergency appeal with an update.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £500,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £500,000 Water, Nutrition, Education Your donation will help us provide emergency assistance during the initial response phase
  • Background


    UNICEF has a history of more than four decades of work in Nepal and has contributed towards many of the development strides the country has taken, from the provision of basic services and immunization in the 60s and 70s; early childhood rights, education and protection in the 80s; empowering communities, more so women, to be more self-sufficient in the 90s; and an emphasis on protection during the conflict period in the 2000s. We are now focusing on emergency relief following the earthquake.


    We will provide emergency relief to children and families affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Unicef had prepositioned supplies in Nepal which were immediately distributed to affected population. Two cargo flights with a combined 120 tonnes of humanitarian supplies were also urgently airlifted to Kathmandu.

    Unicef is on the ground right now in Nepal, working to meet the needs of 1.7 million children. We have over 200 staff working in Kathmandu. We are working with the Government of Nepal and other partners to provide safe water and sanitation, child health and nutrition, and more.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Unicef Staff & Partners In Nepal

    They will deliver life-saving emergency assistance to children and families affected by the earthquake.