Nepal Earthquake 2015
On Saturday, 25 April 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, just northwest of the capital of Kathmandu. It was the worst quake to strike the region in more than 80 years.
The area was hit with a second 7.3 magnitude quake just 17 days later, on May 12, causing further damage and suffering for those who had survived the initial disaster.
The disaster killed more than 8,800 people and destroyed nearly 600,000 homes.
Nepal, well known for its rich cultural heritage, is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. The damage caused by the quake has put a strain on its citizens that will last for many years.
In response to the disaster, the Mandala Trust partnered with the Bhwasa Community Medical Centre (BCMC) based in the region and organised support for those affected by the earthquake in the weeks and months following the earthquake. Working in remote communities, BCMC ensured that food, clothing and basic medical supplies were available to those that needed them most.