Sharmina puts on a brave face outside her home in Nuwakot District, which was destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes.
In May 2015, easyJet launched an emergency collection in response to the two Nepal earthquakes that claimed the lives of nearly 9,000 people – including 3,000 children. The earthquakes injured more than 22,300 and affected the lives of more than 1 million children. Meanwhile, thousands of homes and schools were destroyed.
Thanks to the generous support of easyJet passengers, cabin crew collected over £664,000 for UNICEF’s Children of Nepal Emergency Appeal. To kick-start the appeal, easyJet also made a £10,000 corporate donation. These funds helped UNICEF provide safe water, life-saving food and health supplies, and protection for children in danger like Sharmina.
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EARTHQUAKES
Thanks the support of easyJet and other donors, UNICEF is starting to rebuild the lives of children across the earthquake-affected districts. Key achievements include:
- Vaccinating over 530,000 children against measles and rubella
- Reaching 890,000 people with health kits for deadly diseases like diarrhoea and cholera
- Providing 1.3 million people with clean water
- Helping to support over 180,000 children and their families with psychosocial care