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Women supported by ActionAid following the Nepal earthquakes - many of whom are helping lead the rebuild in their community.

Today marks one year since the people of Nepal suffered the catastrophic death and destruction caused by the first of two massive earthquakes.

Mayia, one of 120,000 people who ActionAid has helped in Nepal since the earthquakes last April.

Monday 25th April marks 12 months since the first of two earthquakes hit Nepal, claiming over 8,000 lives, destroying over 600,000 homes and causing pain and loss that cannot possibly be measured in numbers. The spirit and determination of Nepalese people to recover and rebuild has been remarkable though.Thanks to your support ActionAid has been able to help hundreds of families to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. We spoke to some of the women we've been helping to learn how they are getting on, one year on.

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

Celebrating our humanitarian heroes in Nepal

Posted in Blogs 4 years 2 months ago

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.