A powerful earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April, leaving 3.2 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. Just over two weeks later, a second earthquake – and ongoing aftershocks – heightened an already desperate situation.
Tragically, the earthquakes have killed more than 8,800 people and injured a further 22,000. More than 1.5 million children have been left homeless, putting their health and safety at serious risk.
Save the Children was already working in almost all affected areas, with programs in 35 of the 36 affected districts, which means we were able to respond quickly when the earthquakes struck.
We're on the frontline in Nepal, doing whatever it takes to help children and families affected by these devastating earthquakes.
Thanks to our supporters, we have already reached more than 378,000 people through our response – including more than 226,000 children.
We are distributing life-saving items including tarpaulins and hygiene kits, building latrines to prevent the spread of disease, and setting up Temporary Learning Centres and Child Friendly Spaces to give kids a place to play, learn and receive emotional support.
But there are still so many families and children who need our help. And the tragedy is far from over
As monsoon seasons sets in, we urgently need your online charity donation to meets the needs of children in Nepal.
Your support can help us:
With your help, we can work swiftly to protect the incredibly vulnerable children who have lived through this traumatic earthquake and help keep them safe during the monsoon. Please, donate money online today.
Watch: Save the Children Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response.
Ratios calculated across all of Save the Children’s activities for the year ended 31 December 2014. See our 2014 Annual Report for further details.