A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal on April 25, 2015, some 50 miles away from the capital of Kathmandu. Sections of the area were completely flattened. Major aftershocks continued even days later, causing even more havoc. On May 12, another powerful earthquake — 7.3 magnitude — struck a blow to those trying to recover.
Nepal declared a state of emergency, and Islamic Relief responded to the call for help. Islamic Relief Disaster Response teams, Asia region, moved in within hours of the disaster to help those affected. Additional staff members from IRUSA were deployed as well.
Groups including Charity Navigator, InterAction and the BBB as well as news outlets, like TIME, all noted Islamic Relief USA as a charity of choice for Nepal emergency efforts.
Looking ahead, Islamic Relief is working on program implementation to help residents of Nepal become more resilient to disasters.