Photos from the earthquake in Nepal

Earthquakes in Nepal

November 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the western part of Nepal on November 3, 2023. Three days later, another strong earthquake with 5.6 magnitude struck. It killed over 150 people and damaged 61,000 houses, creating an urgent need for shelter and winterization support and debris clearing.

The affected population is residing in open spaces and makeshift shelters with poor living conditions amidst cold temperatures. There is an urgent need for shelter and winterization support and debris clearing. Affected areas are highly vulnerable to water-borne diseases. Grains and other food items (normally stored for winter months) have been destroyed.
As in most humanitarian crises, there has been an alarming rise in gender-based violence and this is an area that requires urgent attention.

Humanitarian Response

Plan International has been present in Nepal since 1978 and has offices and has ongoing programming in the province affected by the earthquakes. 

The response includes shelter, non-food Items, protection, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and multi-purpose cash. 

Earthquake affected families will also receive winterization kits (warm clothes, blankets), while hygiene and dignity kits will also be distributed, especially to women and girls. 

Repairs will be made to damaged water systems and debris will be cleared through cash for work programs. 

In Partnership with Canada

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