Knowledge Note

Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, including earthquakes. In April and May 2015, two high magnitude earthquakes rocked the Kathmandu Valley, claiming nearly 8,800 lives. Following the initial April 25 earthquake, teams from GFDRR quickly mobilized to help with recovery efforts alongside partners. Following the April and May earthquakes, GFDRR mobilized to provide critical advisory and technical support for the relief and recovery efforts. Additionally, GFDRR has supported the government in key affected sectors. The Innovation Lab collated results from near-real-time remote damage assessments carried out by international partners for the housing sector, the hardest hit sector by the disaster.