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Minesh Gurung, a 30 year old civil engineer working with ActionAid to construct safe temporary shelters.

Rebuilding homes and lives in Nepal

Posted in Blogs 3 years 7 months ago

It's been almost three months since two massive earthquakes struck Nepal. Our initial focus was on providing urgent food and shelter to communities who had lost everything. Now, we are helping to rebuild homes, schools and livelihoods. So far with our partners we have supported communities to construct 950 temporary shelters, distributed 3,300 storage bins to farmers so they can keep crops dry, and created 14 fully functioning safe spaces for women. 

Watch James Purefoy's video message and donate to support ActionAid's Nepal Emergency Appeal

When ActionAid supporter and actor James Purefoy heard about the two devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal, he immediately donated to our Nepal Emergency Appeal, and then he took time out of his busy filming schedule to record this special video message.

People run out onto a Kathmandu street as an earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude hits Nepal

Today’s earthquake in Nepal is terrible news - coming just as a semblance of normality was returning to the country and the aftershocks had died down from the first quake two weeks ago. Please donate to help us get aid to survivors. Wherever possible, people had started to move back home from their temporary shelters. They will be back on the streets again tonight, sheltering under tarpaulin – terrified, and with terrible memories reawakened.

A young Nepali girl stands amidst the ruins caused by the earthquake in Kathmandu. Girls made homeless by the earthquake are vulnerable to being trafficked into brothels

Concerns are being raised about trafficking gangs luring children and young girls made homeless by the earthquake in Nepal with the promise of jobs in India and beyond. All too often these young people can end up in appalling conditions, tied into a life of hard labour or exploitative sex work. 

70-year-old Bishnu and his family who lost their home and are now living in a tent.

LIVE: Nepal earthquake updates - Week 2

Posted in Blogs 3 years 9 months ago

We’re now in the second week of helping survivors of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25th April. We want to keep you updated on what's going on so you can see how your donations are helping. For news from last week you can read our original live Nepal earthquake blog. For this week's stories from the field look out for new posts below (we're adding the most recent information at the top).

Hugh Dennis cycling in Myanmar with the girl he sponsors through ActionAid

As a long-term supporter of ActionAid, British actor and comedian Hugh Dennis talks to us about his love of cycling and why you should get involved in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycling challenge this August. Because of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend, we need your support more than ever.