Globally, CARE is amongst the first to arrive and the last to leave during a humanitarian crisis. During the April 2015 Earthquake in Nepal, CARE was one of the first international agencies on the ground providing life-saving supplies to the people affected by the devastation.
Through the various initiatives under the RESPOND theme, CARE Nepal supported the families affected by the 2015 earthquakes to rebuild their lives in a safe and resilient way. Through our initiatives on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), we have also helped people and communities better prepare for future disasters. Under the RESPOND theme, we helped people respond to, prepare for, and recover from disasters. Further, we provided self-recovery support to the communities (Especially to marginalized women and adolescent girls) to accelerate reconstruction and strengthen community capacity to recover and reconstruct in a manner which reduces vulnerability to hazards and increases the resilience of earthquake affected communities. Through our emergency response and recovery programs, we promoted and restored the livelihoods and economic opportunities of the disaster-affected households with enhanced resilience ensuring equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security.