Nepal was hit by a Magnitude 7.8 earthquake in April 2015 and another M 7.3 quake in May. This left over 9,000 people dead, 25,000 injured, and destroyed 500 health centers, 30,000 schools and over 500,000 houses. In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, Non Resident Nepali Association mobilised its network across the world at ground zero with around 300 plus volunteers from around the world and collected funds for immediate relief to the earthquake victims. It distributed food, temporary shelter, blankets, and clothing in crisis-hit areas and set up 26 medical camps. Working around the clock, NRNA reached and helped more than 17,000 families in 13 districts in coordination with the District Administration Office.
Besides human casualties, one of the most visible and striking effects of this disaster was the destruction of houses. Therefore, after playing a key role in relief operation, NRNA has committed to provide permanent homes to victims of the earthquake. As part of its commitment, it has signed an agreement with Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) to build 573 homes a model settlement in Laprak, which is one of the severely hit villages in remote part of Nepal.
NRNA is building earthquake resilient homes to restore affected communities’ dignity, society, economy and cultural identity as the symbol of our collective love for Nepal and Nepali.
We invite all of you to be part of this noble initiative. It provides you with once in a life time opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of earthquake victims of Nepal. Your involvement will enrich your life and also lives of those affected by Nepal Earthquake.