We sum up the figures* explaining the 2015 earthquakes, our response so far, and our plans for the future...

Overall impact

    • Over 8,900 people killed
    • Over 22,000 injured
  • Over 600,000 homes destroyed
  • Over 3 million people displaced

Impact on ex-Gurkhas and GWT projects

  • 13 veterans or widows killed
  • 2,129+ homes damaged or destroyed
  • 161 school projects damaged
  • 78 water projects damaged
  • 1 Welfare Centre destroyed

Our emergency response

  • 1,756 aid packs distributed (including reserves)
  • 1,149 metal shelters distributed
  • 760 solar lights distributed
  • 739 emergency cash grants to veterans and widows
  • 8 temporary school blocks built

Our response: general stats

  • Over £3.2 million already spent
  • Over £5 million raised so far
  • 51 full-time staff in our Earthquake Response Team
  • From 2016-20 we’ll build or repair:
    • 2,129 Gurkha homes
    • 600 water supply systems
    • 220 schools
    • 16 community centres and health posts
  • We need £18 million in total

Our rebuilding so far

  • 70+ houses already built and occupied – and growing every day!
  • 500 further houses under construction (out of remaining 1,100)
  • 32 school repairs are complete with 4 more underway
  • 9 new schools will be finished by August 2016
  • Around 10,750 children have already benefited from our response
Water projects
  • 28 water project repairs are complete with 18 more to be finished in June 2016
  • 38 new projects completed with a further 43 to be finished in June 2016
  • Around 11,200 people in 1,900 households have already benefited from our response

What next?

  • We aim to build 80% of homes (950 houses) by end of 2016, with the remainder completed by April 2017
  • A further 13 schools will be built in 2016/17 and remainder of repairs completed
  • A further 81 water projects will be built in 2016/17 and remainder of repairs completed

What can you do?

There's still a long way to go. Please support us by donating to our earthquake response fund or visit our appeal page for further information.

*All figures as at 20 April 2016
Support our earthquake response

Please help us to rebuild the lives of Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.

Join the Gurkha Pensioners' Support Fund

Gurkha WWII veteran supported by Gurkha Welfare Trust

Did you know that for as little as £10 per month, you can provide a vital lifeline to our Gurkha veterans and widows?

Find out how you can get involved.

The Trust at a glance

A brief summary of what we do and our plans for the coming years.

Take a look at an infographic covering the Trust's work in 2014/15.