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Reconstruction after the earthquake

Donations for Nepal

Help has been active in Nepal since the earthquake in April 2015. After the acute emergency relief measures, we have rebuilt 10 schools. Craftsmen were trained and those affected were trained in the sustainable cultivation of foodstuffs. 

Nevertheless, many affected people continue to live in poor conditions and without a roof over their heads. People need help - donate now!

„I think we have the nicest looking school from all.“ Gokai (2. From left side) "Since we have the new furniture, school is so much more fun.“ Alina (left side) „When i’m grown up, i want to become a teacher. I can already speak english.“ Manisha (right side)


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What is the situation like in Nepal?

Destroyed school after the earthquake
The "BP Memorial Ni Ma V school" in Thulo Sirubari was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake.

The earthquake in Nepal has caused great damages

In April 2015, the most severe earthquake in over 80 years hit the Himalayan state. The 7.8 magnitude quake claimed 9,000 lives. 22,000 people were injured. Over 600,000 houses were completely destroyed. Many public institutions such as schools were either damaged or destroyed. At that time, 2.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian aid.

Access to the severely affected areas in the mountain regions was especially difficult. In particular here, some of the communities were almost completely destroyed. The need for help was huge. However, bureaucratic obstacles and border blockades caused the start of aid to be very slow in the first year.

The reconstruction measures are now in progress and some of them have already been finished. In Thulo Sirubari ten schools have been renovated and the children can return to school. When it comes to the reconstruction of private homes, things are very different: people are too poor to finance the construction of their homes. They still live in corrugated iron shelters and continue to be in need of humanitarian aid.

How is Help helping in Nepal?

Meanwhile the school is back to teaching.
1.700 students are being taught again.

Quick emergency aid and long-term reconstruction

Help concentrates its work on the community of Thulo Sirubari in the Sindhupalchok district. Almost every family in the village of 9,908 inhabitants was affected by the earthquake, with more than 96% of the houses and many public facilities destroyed.

After the distribution of tools, tarpaulins and corrugated metal sheets, as well as the clearing work in the emergency phase, Help started rebuilding the community:

  • Help has rebuilt 10 destroyed schools
  • 1.700 pupils can return to school

    • The schools were built earthquake-proof and equipped with evacuation plans
    • the schools were equipped with kitchens
    • all schools have been provided with appropriate furniture

  • 140 people have been trained in market gardening, small livestock farming or beekeeping to ensure that they are self-sufficient in the long term.
  • 54 craftsmen were trained in earthquake-proof construction
  • Help has formed 58 income saving groups
  • 42 workshops were organised:

    • training in earthquake-proof construction
    • detection of catastrophe risks such as flooding and hanger erosion
    • implementation of prevention measures

In the following months, Help will provide drinking water supplies to schools and communities. There will be built several sanitary facilities and training courses in hygiene are held.

Pictures and videos

Kind in einem zerstörten Haus


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Do you have any questions about our work in Nepal?
Simone Walter
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+49(0)228 91529-39