Emergency Relief Support to Earthquake Affected People in Nepal

Emergency Relief Support to Earthquake Affected People in Nepal

Geographic coverage Guchhiwang Kaule-9 to Shaktikhor-8, Jutpani Bazar
Project duration May  to July 2015
Budget NPR 5,502,629
Funding partner/s  Caritas Austria
Target groups Earthquake victims of 5 VDCs in Gorkha, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchowk districts. 1700 Households (with population size of 8600)
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The devastating earthquakes of 25th April and 10th May 2015 have taken the lives of 8,856 and injured over 22,309 individuals nationwide. It affected over 8 million population leaving 3 million homeless across 32 districts of the nation. Gorkha, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchok districts are among the 14 hardest hit districts by the earthquake. Communication lines and transportation in these areas were disrupted hindering the rescue and relief efforts. People were living in fear and were compelled to stay in open spaces, such as in roads, gardens, schools, and public premises without any means of protection and shades. The problem was further aggravated by the adverse weather. Therefore, to address the immediate needs of the affected population in these districts, RRN, in partnership with Caritas Austria, implemented this programme in 5 VDCs in Gorkha, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchowk districts. Under this programme, various NFI kits consisting of tarpaulin, blankets, carpets and ropes were distributed to the affected population among the target VDCs.


To provide immediate relief aid for NFI supplies for the victims of the earthquake hit target VDCs,

ResultsSuccessful distribution of immediate relief items to the victim families in targeted VDCs of Gorkha, Ramechhap and Kavrepalanchowk districts,

  • Ensured that the entire earthquake affected people in the target VDCs are adequately covered with the support items.

Key Achievements

  • Successful and effective distribution of high-quality relief items to the affected households in the target VDCs,
  • Total coverage of all the inhabitant households in the target VDCs without missing a single one.

About RRN

Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) is a Nepali non-government, not for profit, social development organisation, initially set up as a small organisation in 1989

Contact Us

  • 288 Gairidhara Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +977 1 4004976, 4004985
  • rrn@rrn.org.np