Nepal Earthquake Response
We are continuing to respond to the Nepal earthquakes and are working on permanent reconstruction.
The Earthquakes and our Response
The earthquakes, which struck on April 25 and May 12, 2015, killed over 9,000 people and injured many thousands more.
Millions of people were left in need of humanitarian assistance and they will need years of support to fully recover from the disasters.
Our team arrived in Nepal on May 5 and began meeting immediate needs as soon as they hit the ground. We provided relief which included 6.4 tonnes of food aid, the construction of nine Transitional Learning Centres and the provision of shelter and household items for almost 300 families.
Although this work was spread across six of the affected districts our main focus from late June until October was in Sindhupalchok, which is one of the worst affected areas.
When the 2015 monsoon season ended we began our first long-term recovery project by repairing four permanent classrooms at the Shree Bim Adarsha school in Bhaktapur. This project was completed at the end of the same year and we are currently assessing our next school reconstruction project.
We are committed to supporting long-term recovery in Nepal, but we need more help to meet our goals.
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 Tri Clay.