Nepal earthquake 2015
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On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, close to Kathmandu, the capital city. There have been many aftershocks since then, including a second major earthquake on 12 May.
CBM has been in contact with our staff and partners, who are all safe, and we are now implementing a disability-inclusive response.
CBM Emergency Response Unit has been in contact with our Regional and Country Offices, and partners, who are all safe.
Disability and emergencies
At the same time, emergencies can increase the number of people who experience disability, both short and long-term, due to injuries sustained and lack of effective medical services.