May 8th, 2015

Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund

The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25 with a magnitude of 7.8 is the worst in more than 80 years. Officials estimate that thousands of people have been killed or injured.

The focus of the world will rightly be on helping survivors with immediate response and relief. Assistance is pouring in from relief organizations across the globe as people are rescued and emergency housing and food are provided and families hoping to find loved ones. Meanwhile we wait to learn more about the full extent of the destruction.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) uniquely focuses on highlighting the long view of disaster recovery. In response to the needs that will arise from this devastating earthquake, the CDP Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund will focus on medium- and long-term rebuilding and recovery. –