Many people live in very hard-to-reach places among Nepal’s mountainous, rugged terrain. In times of need, remote communities are more vulnerable and difficult to access.

So when two massive earthquakes hit the country in 2015, toppling buildings and destroying infrastructure, hundreds of thousands of lives were devastated and more than 600,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.

While the rebuilding process has been underway since the earthquakes occurred, many people in remote communities still need help rebuilding their homes and their lives.

This is how we make a difference 

Emergency Relief

Medair was on the ground in Nepal within 48 hours of the first earthquake. Together with our local partner, Mission East, we provided families with crucial household supplies to provide immediate shelter relief and to prevent disease. We also provided toolkits to enable safe and efficient demolition and debris clearing.


Livelihoods Support 

After the earthquakes, Medair financially supported vulnerable earthquake survivors for their work in demolition and debris clearing in their villages through a cash-for-work project.

Shelter Recovery

Medair, in collaboration with our local implementing partner, Community Development Society, provides coordination, training, logistical support, and technical assistance to devastated villages in mountainous Ramechhap district as they rebuild. We help families safely remove rubble and build back safer. We train and certify masons in earthquake-resilient building techniques, and provide communities with training and consultation on Disaster Risk Reduction techniques so they can rebuild safer and stronger houses.

Our Impact


people received training on safe-shelter promotion


people reached with safe-shelter promotion via radio broadcasts


families received cash installments for home reconstruction

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