On April 28 and May 12, 2015, two violent earthquakes struck Nepal killing over 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.
The epicenter of the 7.9 quake, the first and most devastating, was located 77 kilometers north-west of Kathmandu, where our teams and our medical clinic are located.
Given the magnitude of the destruction, the immediate needs of the people and the presence of our medical and operational teams on the ground, Karuna-Shechen went right to work after the disaster.
Working with our network of local partners, from April to September 2015, we brought vital emergency food, material and medical assistance to over 200,000 victims in 564 remote villages. In September 2015, we launched our rehabilitation programme to help communities rebuild their lives in the long-term.
To learn more about our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response, please read: