Nepal Earthquake Response
In April and May 2015 Nepal was struck by two devastating earthquakes in less than three weeks.
The disasters killed over 9,000 people and injured many thousands more. Over 500,000 homes and around 36,000 classrooms were also destroyed
IDV arrived in Nepal ten days after the first earthquake and our work to date has helped over 7,100 survivors.
For the first six months we kept our Nepal team small and mobile. This enabled us to quickly meet immediate needs across six of the affected districts.
We provided relief which included 6.4 tonnes of food aid, the construction of nine Transitional Learning Centres for around 1,000 kids, and the provision of shelter and household items for 540 families.
In October 2015 we established a central base in Kathmandu and began welcoming general volunteers to help on our longer-term rebuilding projects. Our volunteers went on to build nine permanent classrooms, and provided other essential school infrastructure, such as bathrooms and school furniture.
In February of 2017 we ended our international volunteer operations. We are currently talking to our local partners about continuing to provide support in the same way we have in the Philippines and Haiti after withdrawing volunteers from those countries.
We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has made IDV’s Nepal response possible so far. This includes, but is not limited to GlobalGiving, Pukka Pies, AirAsia Indonesia, Medic One Indonesia, Mountain Quests, the Indonesian Social Media Community. A special thanks also go to all of our amazing volunteers.