Nepal Earthquake: 3rd Anniversary

Nepal Earthquake: 3rd Anniversary

News Release/  23 April 2018

KATHMANDU - Three years after Nepal’s catastrophic earthquakes left nearly 9,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands of families homeless, the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), with support from Red Cross Red Crescent partners, has helped make substantial progress towards recovery.

health post buildings handed over in Kavre



Three health facility buildings, constructed with the financial assistance of Korean Red Cross under the coordination of Nepal Red Cross Society, were handed over to the local authorities.

Handing over the newly-constructed buildings to the local governments, Red Cross Society Central Chairperson Sanjeev Thapa said that they had constructed the buildings following the April 2015 earthquake.

Active Ganeshmaya

Ganeshmaya was feeding her cow when we arrived in her courtyard near about 3:00 p.m. As she heard us calling “Aama(mother)”, immediately she came out from the cow shed. She looked happy, and a genuine smile was running around her face. She gave us tools to take a seat; but we moved to see the shed.

“How much milk do you get form this cow?” we asked.

 “I sell nine liters everyday” she replied with a live smile.

“ … and how much do you earn per month ?” I inquired.

Nepal Red Cross - Earthquake Recovery Operation updates

Earthquake Recovery Operation updates

The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with coverage over the whole country. It is playing a prominent role in helping survivors of the 2015 earthquake and is working in all 14 districts identified by government assessments as being the worst affected. NRCS works closely with the Government of Nepal in humanitarian affairs. NRCS reached more than 3.5 million people with emergency assistance immediately after the earthquake.

Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes

A steep, 90-minute climb along a rough-hewn path is the only route up to Pragatishil village. The village sits high in the mountains, about 50 kilometers from Nepal’s western city of Pokhara. The area adjoins Gorkha district - the epicenter of last April’s 7.8-magnitude quake which claimed nearly 9,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.


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