Nepal Earthquake Response

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Nepal Earthquake Response: One Year and Beyond

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 devastated the country, affecting
more than 8 million people by causing widespread displacement and destruction of homes, infrastructure, and services. In the earthquake and a strong 7.3-magnitude aftershock on 12 May, 8,891 people were killed and the
total financial loss is estimated to be more than US$7 billion.

After the Earthquake: Nepal's children speak out

In one of the largest ever child consultations undertaken following a disaster, nearly 2,000 children who survived the earthquakes in Nepal have expressed their greatest fears and hopes post-quake. The aid organizations that carried out the consultations – Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision – highlight the need to strengthen the resilience of communities against major disasters.