On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal at a shallow depth of approximately 15 kilometers (km). The epicenter of the earthquake was located approximately 77 km northwest of Kathmandu, the country’s capital city, and 73 km east of Pokhara, another major city in central Nepal.

The earthquake struck Nepal’s northwest region, causing homes to collapse and families to become trapped amid the ruins in remote, mountainous areas accessible only by foot. Landslides triggered by the quake further complicated the situation by obstructing roads, necessitating government intervention to clear the way.

Alliance2015 partners Welthungerhilfe (WHH), Helvetas, and People in Need (PIN) have united to launch a joint response, focusing on WASH, shelter, and food assistance. Read more here.

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