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Five-year-old Krishla (right) with her mum and sister six months after the Nepal earthquakes

It is now six months since the earthquake of 7.6 magnitude struck Nepal on 25th April 2015, followed by a second quake on 2nd May. 9,000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands of people were left without homes or any belongings. Six months on we've revisited some of the people we met in the immediate aftermath, including five-year-old Krishla and her family, pictured below. Read our five stories of hope and scroll across the before and after photos for each one to see how your donations have helped change lives.

Malati, a women’s rights coordinator for ActionAid Nepal, with local women from Panga, Nepal

As World Humanitarian Day on the 19th August shines a spotlight on those helping people in crisis, we wanted to celebrate ActionAid staff and volunteers from Nepal who jumped into action when the devastating earthquakes struck earlier this year. From an amazing boy helping other kids cope, to an inspirational women defending women's rights - these are some of our humanitarian heroes from Nepal who've been leading the emergency response in their communities and beyond. We think they're pretty special. We hope you do too.

Laxmi, 35, and her nine-year-old daughter, Kanchan, stand inside their new temporary shelter, Rasuwa District, Nepal.

Since the two earthquakes hit Nepal in April 2015, thousands of homeless families like Tek's have been struggling to survive, using whatever materials they can find to make makeshift shelters. But these are not strong enough to protect them against the monsoon rains. ActionAid has provided toolkits and materials to help families build strong temporary shelters. Here we share the stories of three families we've helped - and what their new homes mean to them.

Children playing outside a destroyed house in Talamarang village, Sindhupalchok district, Nepal

For thousands of children in Nepal, the earthquakes have completely turned their lives upside down – they have no home, no food, no school, no routine, nowhere to feel safe. Our photographer Srikanth Kolari shares their stories and what we're doing to help.

A man walks past destroyed buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal

What the media won’t tell you about the Nepal earthquakes is that you don’t see devastation everywhere you go. The reality is much harder to swallow. It’s what I came to call the ‘random’ factor during my recent visit to Kathmandu after the quakes.

Homes destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in the Panga region on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

3 ways you can help people in Nepal

Posted in Blogs 4 years 2 months ago

Nepal might be slipping from the headlines, but the needs of survivors are still just as urgent. We've been overwhelmed at how incredible your support has been, helping us reach almost 80,000 people with essentials supplies so far. But there is so much more to do, and we need to keep up the momentum. Below are three things you can do. Will you help?