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Emergency Response

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing widespread destruction and loss of life. The initial earthquake was followed by aftershocks and another powerful quake on 12 May 2015. The earthquake affected 31 out of 75 districts in Nepal. Among the affected districts, 14 in the Central and Western Region with the total population of 5.4 million were most severely affected. The powerful aftershocks also created even greater emotional distress among the millions of children and adults still coming to grips with the profound destruction around them. For the response of Nepal earthquake, 2015, many national and international agencies were engaged for the humanitarian response (rescue, relief) and early recovery activities.