People of Nepal are currently living in vulnerable situation created by the devastating earthquake that struck the nation on mid-day of 25th April 2015. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake measured on the Richter scale was followed by several strong aftershocks that are still continuing. As per National Emergency Operation Committee (NEOC), this disastrous earthquake has so far claimed lives of 8,859 deaths in the affected areas, and 8 million people have been affected in 39 districts and almost 600,000 houses of public people and Government houses are destroyed by as of 2nd May 2015 (NEOC). Detail
Sindhuplanchok, Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur Ramechhap, Sindhuli Makwanpur districts are the ones that are most affected by the quake.Besides, innumerable houses and buildings have either collapsed or are badly damaged in earthquake affected districts. In Gorkha district (epicenter of the first quake) and Sindhuplanchok Dolakha ((epicenter of the second quake) and Kabhre districts have almost 90% of houses and infrastructures are fully destroyedand/or not in usable situation. People are living in fear all the time and are compelled to stay in open spaces such as roads, farms, gardens, schools, public premises with or without any proper means of protection and shades.The rainy season and winter is coming very soon, therefore, the affected people are in urgent need of temporary shelter assistance.