Nepal earthquake: One family's story in pictures
On 25 April 2015, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal, causing widespread destruction. It was followed by several aftershocks and then a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12 May, causing further casualties and damage.
Since the first earthquake, CARE has been working in four of the worst affected districts, prioritising the needs of the most vulnerable people. Sunita, Uttam B.K. and their family live in Barpak district in Gorkha, Nepal. They belong to the Dalit community, considered in Nepal to be of a lower caste, and often discriminated against in Nepalese society. This is their story.
Story and photos by Grishma Raj Aryal, CARE Nepal communications officer
Since April 2015, CARE has assisted nearly 200,000 people from nearly 40,000 households. More than 138,000 people benefited from shelter assistance including tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses and solar lamps as well as training on how to rebuild homes. More than 128,000 people benefited from access to clean water. More than 100,000 people benefited from livelihoods support including cash-for-work, cash grants and/or support to start their own businesses and grow their own crops. We also trained birth attendants and provided women and adolescent girls with reproductive health kits; and provided psychosocial and legal support to survivors of gender-based violence.
More than one-quarter of CARE’s earthquake response in Nepal was funded by donations from the UK public and by grants from the UK Department for International Development. Thank you so much for your support.
See for yourself the difference your support is making to people affected by the 2015 earthquakes: join us to trek through the stunning mountain scenery of Nepal and enjoy a Nepalese welcome from villages assisted by CARE's emergency response. Find out more...
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