On 25th of April 2015 a 7.8M earthquake hit Nepal killing over 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000.
Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and it was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.
Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. Centuries-old buildings were destroyed at UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including some at the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the PatanDurbar Square, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Changu Narayan Temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa.
Continued aftershocks occurred throughout Nepal at the intervals of 15–20 minutes, with one shock reaching a magnitude of 6.7 on 26 April in Sindhupalchok district.
A major aftershock of 7.3M occurred on 12 May 2015, the epicenter this time was near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mt. Everest. More than 200 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured by this aftershock.
Most of the families who lost their properties have been relocated into IDP (Internal Displaced People) Camps where they're currently living in precarious tents made of recycle materials (
Due to the forthcoming monsoon season, a fast and efficient relief goods distribution in the IDP Camps is extremely important.
All Hands Volunteers (hands.org) in cooperation with Tzu Chi Foundation and the army started a prompt blanket and plastic beds distribution in one of the Camps of Kathmandu which at the moment is hosting more than a thousand people.
Every family is holding a form which shows how many blankets and beds they need to prevent confusion and facilitate a fair distribution.