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.



Individuals were reached by CARE Nepal through this program in 2018.


RESPOND Program Initiative:

Response and Recovery (Earthquake and Flood): After the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, CARE Nepal’s earthquake response and recovery programme is continuing in Dhading, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk districts which is guided by the recovery strategy. This strategy was developed considering the needs and priorities of CARE’s working areas the commitments made with Government of Nepal and priority areas identified by PDRF.

Prayaas I and II: PRAYAAS project (2016-2017) is a community based disaster risk reduction project that focussed on resilience building of the most vulnerable groups through integration and implementation of good practices of the CBDP model; strengthening the institutional linkages between communities to district; implementation of priority DRR activities by capacitated DMCs/Sectoral line agencies & humanitarian actors and evidence based advocacy in Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk district.

PRAYAAS II- a consortium project of CARE-ICCO, primarily focuses on addressing the humanitarian risks of most at risk HHs through access to financial resources, innovative quick impact livelihood action and joint advocacy, collective vulnerabilities reduction of at risk communities through strengthening community structure, risk informed programming, action and strengthening inclusive risk governance to address the reconstruction DRR, effective preparedness to respond and to Build Back Better.

School Based Disaster Risk Reduction: School Based Disaster Risk Reduction (SBDRR) Project Munich is an initiative of CARE Nepal which was implemented in Makwanpur district with an aim to enhance the resilient capacity of school and surrounding communities from natural disaster through building leadership and management capacities of education sector from local to national level.
The primary beneficiaries of the project were students of 8 most vulnerable schools, the school buildings, their parents and surrounding communities identified by the District Education Office during Post disaster need assessment of Makawanpur district after April 2015 Earthquake. Beside this, 2 VDC stakeholders (LDMC/PSC), District stakeholders (DDMC, DDMPC, DDRT), 8 Schools Management Committee, 8 Parent Teacher Association, women group, cooperatives and saving groups were also benefited through the project.