Spotlight: Nepal Reduced to rubble but determined to rebuild
When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands were killed and millions were left homeless. Houses and entire communities were leveled.
In moments, generations of families were wiped out and decades of construction destroyed. Immediately afterward the nation’s infrastructure was virtually nonexistent. Hospitals, schools and roads lay in ruins, while resources like water and electricity were inaccessible.
Thanks to a generous worldwide response, within 24 hours of the earthquake, UNHCR was on the ground, delivering emergency supplies to meet the most urgent needs. As aftershocks continued, teams mobilized to support those hardest hit.
One year after the emergency, donors have helped to shelter more than 210,000 people. The most vulnerable and at-risk families received roof kits and
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tarps to protect them from the harsh elements. Local communities were taught how to rebuild and relearn the skills of constructing bamboo shelters. We've also helped 14,000 children go back to school through the construction of 170 temporary learning centres.
As a result of your generosity, the people of Nepal are rising from the rubble and lives are being restored.
8,000 SOLAR LANTERNS 42,000 TARPS
5,000 WINTER WOOLEN BLANKETS
170 TEMPORARY LEARNING CENTRES
450 SHELTER ROOF KITS
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