On Saturday 3rd November, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the Karnali province of Nepal.
The impact will be widespread. Initial government reports indicate that the earthquake has tragically caused 157 casualties so far, and over 500 reported injuries. The damage also extends to housing, with close to 800 residences and public buildings being fully demolished and over 1,000 households damaged. For each home damaged, there is a family with nowhere to shelter or begin to recover from this disaster.
In the short-term recovery Habitat Nepal has various planned responses include rubble removal, temporary shelter kits, and water supplies. Safety and damage assessments can also be undertaken to develop a plan for this natural disaster’s recovery phase. Your generous donation helps support Habitat Nepal’s response assisted families with urgent shelter needs.