At a Glance
Two major earthquakes – measuring 7.8 and 7.3 in magnitude – hit Nepal within 3 weeks of each other, affecting more than 8 million people. The first was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years, killing thousands and injuring thousands more. There is massive destruction to houses, productive assets, business and basic infrastructure in rural villages.
The disaster has disproportionately affected poorer residents who lived in mud and stone houses that crumbled and are in hard-to-reach areas of mountainous terrain, cut off during the monsoon by flooding and landslides. In addition to the physical damage caused by the earthquakes, levels of fear, anger, frustration and hopelessness among the affected population are rising in the face of a system that is struggling to meet immediate and medium-term needs.
Apart from keeping the telecommunication intact and working, Ncell also worked with implementing partners like Help Nepal Network and Clean Up Nepal to help the people affected by earthquake. These programs included both short term relief work like building temporary shelters and toilets, awareness campaigns and health camp as well as long term reconstruction work like building permanent toilets for schools. Please click on the implementing partners name to learn in detail about the reconstruction work.