On Saturday 25 April 2015, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It was followed by hundreds of aftershocks and, just two weeks later, a second 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit. The earthquakes caused widespread destruction in 13 districts, including in the capital Kathmandu, and tragically left nearly 9,000 people dead. An estimated 8 million people — more than a quarter of the population — were affected, and at least 600,000 houses were completely destroyed with another 280,000 damaged. Oxfam and other organisations began work within hours of the first earthquake. Thanks to an overwhelming response from our generous supporters and the Australian Government, Oxfam’s humanitarian aid response in Nepal was able to meet the immediate needs of earthquake survivors and to help communities recover.