Nepal was shaken by a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015 – the strongest to hit the country since 1934 – causing far-reaching destruction. Two weeks later, on 12 May, another earthquake close to Mount Everest, with a magnitude of 7.3, led to further devastation and loss of life. A total of 8,891 people were confirmed dead and more than 22,000 injured as a result of the two quakes.
The DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal raised £87 million and all 13 DEC member charities took part in the response. This report details the achievements, challenges and lessons learned from the response.