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Nepal earthquake: The worst disaster in over 80 years

UNHCR provides tarpaulings in a school at Selang area, located at the remote area of Shindipalchok UNHCR is providing tarpaulins which helps provide shelter to earthquake victims whose homes have been destroyed or who are too afraid of aftershocks to return home

UNHCR provides tarpaulings in a school at Selang area, located at the remote area of Shindipalchok UNHCR is providing tarpaulins which helps provide shelter to earthquake victims whose homes have been destroyed or who are too afraid of aftershocks to return home. © UNHCR/ Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Making a world of difference: Responding wherever needed

UNHCR has been working with the Nepalese authorities since the early 1960s, helping the government care for over 21,000 Bhutanese refugees. In 2015, we were called to support the emergency response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the nation on 25 April. Over half a million families lost their homes and were forced to sleep out in the open. Your donations helped us deliver thousands of tarps and other essential supplies to shelter survivors from the elements and respond to basic needs.