On April 25, 2015, at 11:45a.m. local time, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. The Government of Nepal is reporting that 39 of 75 districts are affected in the Western and Central regions, including in the Kathmandu Valley districts. As of April 30, 5,630 people have died in Nepal and at least 11,000 others have been injured. An estimated 4.2 million people are urgently in need of WASH support, over 70,000 houses have been destroyed and 530,000 have been damaged. Initial estimates report that 400,000 households will require early recovery assistance. Emergency response efforts are well underway by numerous international development agencies from across Canada.
Please click on the below resources to learn more about the HRN members' responses to the Nepal earthquake:
- Gender relations in Nepal overview by CARE Canada
- Nepal - Rapid gender analysis for Ghorka by CARE Canada
- Nepal - Rapid gender analysis for Lamjung by CARE Canada
- UNICEF Nepal Earthquake Humanitarian Sitrep #7 by UNICEF
- Nepal gender brief by CARE Canada
- Nepal gender and protection overview by CARE Canada