Earthquake response

Immediate response to the 2015 earthquake

Immediate response to the 2015 earthquake

Thanks to our supporters, the Himalayan Trust was able to make an immediate response to help people affected by the earthquakes in 2015.

Our immediate priority was to provide emergency aid including materials for shelter and to set up temporary learning classrooms for affected communities in the Everest region.

Over 6000 school children were able to get back to class just three weeks after the second earthquake. After a disaster like this, it’s vital to get kids back to school as quickly in an effort to restore normal life and stability, and a way to help them cope with fear and loss. We provided training for teachers  in how to support traumatised children, and provided disaster preparedness training for children and teachers in the Solukhumbu District. We also funded the construction of 31 emergency homes for families who lost everything in the earthquakes.

A safe place to shelter

Sami Baraili, and Purnima Baraili, 7 inside the emergency relief home that was given to them by the Himalayan Trust after their home was destroyed by the 2015 earthquakes, in Thulo Gumela, Nepal. Picture taken on February 22, 2016. The Himalayan Trust funded the construction of 25 relief houses in the Solukhumbu district after the 2015 earthquakes.

The Himalayan Trust funded 31 emergency homes for families who lost everything in the earthquakes

When all the homes in the village of Thulo Gumela were destroyed, the Baraili family received a relief home from the Himalayan Trust.

“When it was the rainy season our four children were able to sleep in the relief house and stay warm and dry. I’m just so happy, I have a very big heart for the help that the Himalayan Trust has given us,” said Padam Baraili.

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