How are we helping?

 

What will it cost?

We estimate that around £18 million will be needed over the coming years to help us rebuild the lives of Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.

Where are we now?

Following the monsoon rains in 2015, Nepal found itself in the grip of a crippling trade blockade which came to an end in February 2016.

Despite the challenges of working in Nepal, we've made great progress. Our first Gurkha veteran moved in to his newly built home in February and has been followed by a steady stream of other veterans and widows.

We're currently building and repairing hundreds of homes, schools and water projects across affected areas.

We need your help

Our long-term response is divided into two key areas:

Nepal is our home. We'll be there for Gurkha veterans and their communities for many years to come. Please support us by donating online or see other ways to donate.

Our earthquake response in video

Background to the appeal

Massive earthquakes in April and May 2015 caused terrible destruction in wide areas of central Nepal. Entire villages in isolated rural areas of the Himalayan foothills were flattened.

Thousands were killed and millions of people across Nepal were left homeless, including around 1,200 Gurkha veterans and widows.

Our emergency response

With support from the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers, we reacted quickly to help earthquake victims in remote areas. Our aid included:

  • Providing medical care
  • Distributing emergency supplies
  • Constructing temporary shelters

Using our local knowledge and network, we worked with the wider relief effort to ensure aid was sent to where it was needed.

Support our earthquake response

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

Earthquake statistics

Overall impact:

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

Impact on Gurkha veterans and GWT projects:

  • 13 veterans or widows killed
  • 1,700+ homes damaged or destroyed
  • 161 school projects damaged
  • 78 water projects damaged
  • 1 Welfare Centre destroyed
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 from June 2015 to June 2016.

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