Nepal 2015 Earthquake: ADB's Response | Asian Development Bank

Nepal 2015 Earthquake: ADB's Response

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015, followed by many aftershocks, caused devastation in much of Nepal. Almost 9,000 people have been killed with over 22,000 more injured. Nearly 800,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, along with some 30,000 classrooms, rural roads, government offices and businesses, and heritage sites. The widespread impact is expected to undermine economic growth in the immediate term and could push more people back into poverty. ADB is committed to providing funds and expertise to help Nepal recover from the earthquakes and to build back better.