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Nepal earthquake 2015

On 25th April 2015 at 11:41 local time a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, with the epicentre 81km northwest of Kathmandu. There were tremors of up to two minutes and by evening, at least 18 aftershocks had been felt.

CBM Emergency Response Unit is working on a disability-inclusive response.

Nepal 2015 earthquake - Impact assessment

Research assessing the impact of the 2015 Nepal earthquake on older people and persons with disabilities


Nepal earthquake - one year on

Working to ensure that everyone in the affected communities - including persons with disabilities - benefits from and participates in relief and recovery work


Disability-inclusive shelter training in Nepal

CBM emergency response in post-earthquake Nepal, in collaboration with key stakeholders, provides training on disability-inclusive shelter and settlement in emergency


Nepal earthquake - six months on

More than 21,000 people reached so far, as CBM and partners' inclusive response to the Nepal earthquake looks to the future


Krisha's story

Krisha lost her mother and her sister during the April 25 earthquake and was admitted in a hospital for a month


Nepal earthquake - three months of inclusive response

CBM and partners' response strategy has reached more than 15,000 people so far, and laid foundations for a more inclusive future


Denish's story

Denish's family talks about their experience during the April 2015 Nepal earthquake


Nepal earthquake - one month on

CBM and partners have implemented a response strategy that addresses immediate needs and ensures disability-inclusion in mainstream services


Nepal earthquake - in pictures

Images showing the disability inclusive response of CBM and partners to the 2015 Nepal earthquake


Nepal earthquake

CBM emergency team working with partners to provide for immediate and long-term needs in Nepal - including people with disabilities


Raj Kumar's story

Raj Kumar talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake


Purna Maya's story

CBM is engaging with the NFDN (National Federation of the Disabled, Nepal) to identify and refer persons with disabilities to relief and recovery services


Indira's Story

Indira talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake


Aarti's story

Aarti's grandmother talks about her experience during the recent Nepal earthquake


Krishna's Story

Krishna talks about his experience during the recent Nepal earthquake and the work he plans to do for rights of persons with disabilities


Nepal earthquake - disability-inclusive response

Tushar Wali, CBM Emergency Programme Manager, speaking in Kathmandu two weeks after the 2015 earthquake, about the disability-inclusive response set up by CBM and partners.


Radhika's ordeal during the Nepal earthquake

Radhika shares her story during the Nepal earthquake


Surviving the Nepal earthquake

Rajendra shares his story during the Nepal earthquake


Nepal earthquake - Questions & Answers

Questions and answers on the Nepal earthquake, including the importance of ensuring a disability inclusive response


Nepal earthquake first report

We spoke with Mitralal Shrestha, CBM Nepal, Finance and Admin Officer. He and his family were directly affected (but are safe)



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