Nepal

3 people walking to relief camp following Nepal earthquake.
  • 28m Population [1]
  • 25% People living in poverty [2]
  • 4m People with disability [3]

Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and continues to cope with the effects of a decade-long insurgency that ended in 2006. Located in the Himalaya mountain range, the country is greatly impacted by global climate change and struggles with both water scarcity in some areas, earthquakes and increased flooding.

Since the 2015 earthquake, we have been working to provide essential and crucial humanitarian assistance to people with disabilities and injuries in some of the worst hit areas.

  • [1] (UN)
  • [2] (World Bank)
  • [3] Disability statistic is based on WHO estimate of 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.


In action

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Emergency response: Nepal earthquake

On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, leaving over 8,000 dead and many thousands more injured or…

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Transforming lives

Purna Maya sitting in her wheelchair outside her destroyed house.

Purna Maya

A volunteer came to our house to ask about Purna Maya and the loss due to the earthquake. I was happy that some organisation had the time to think about disabled people…

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Rajesh was paralyzed from birth and is now is an organic farmer.

Rajesh

“I have always tried to help with the farming, but my abilities were not recognised in the family, or in the wider community… Now I have respect from them. They see me as a person, a successful person.”

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News

Purna Maya in her wheelchair in front of her ruined house.
22nd May 2016

CBM speaks up for disability-inclusion at the World Humanitarian Summit

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Blog

Kirsty Smith sitting on a woven matt talking to women affected by Nepal earthquake.
31st Jul 2015

We need to build back a better Nepal with disabled people

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