United Nations Nepal Earthquake Flash Appeal April 2015

29 Apr 2015


A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April at 11:56 local time creating large scale damage and many casualties. The epicenter was located 81 km northwest of the Nepali capital Kathmandu in Lamjung District at a depth of 15 km. The earthquake has caused a number of landslides and avalanches. Strong aftershocks, including a 6.7 magnitude quake on 26 April, continue to threaten the lives of thousands of people and to further damage buildings and
infrastructure. Manythis Flash Appeal calls for US$415 million to respond to the most urgent humanitarian needs for the next three months. The level of priority has been based on initial results of assessments, on earthquake intensity mapping and on secondary data analysis.


The Nepal Humanitarian Country Team has undertaken a rigorous assessment
of operational capacity to deliver against assessed and evolving needs. The Flash Appeal covers all vulnerable groups, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, ethnic and indigenous groups and other affected people. The Appeal prioritizes lifesaving and protection programmes. The targets presented in this document are realistic and are based on partners’ assessments and calculations as to what they can actually deliver. Over the next week partners will develop individual projects in support of cluster activities and requirements identified in this Appeal. In four to six weeks from the launch, the Appeal will be revised to reflect the needs arising from detailed assessment.

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