On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which resulted in nearly 9 000 deaths and more than 23 000 injuries. The worst natural disaster in the country’s recent history also brought extensive destruction to houses and assets, leaving the affected families with little or no means to sustain their livelihoods. To help these families, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) funded the 'Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project', providing emergency relief such as shelter, food, winter supplies, and access to water and sanitation, as well as training on hygiene practices and disaster-resilient construction, to vulnerable communities in highly impacted districts. The initiative was implemented by a consortium of four NGOs, namely DanChurchAid, ICCO Cooperation, Lutheran World Federation Nepal and Christian Aid. Since the earthquake, the Commission has contributed a total of € 16.4 million of humanitarian funding to the most affected communities.
Read more about the Commission-funded humanitarian operations following Nepal's earthquake.
Video by EU Humanitarian Aid, DanChurchAid, ICCO Cooperation, Lutheran World Fund Nepal, Christian Aid