25 Apr -
22 May 2015
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw. Its epicenter was east of Gorkha District at Barpak, Gorkha, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 8.2 km. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of Nepalese were made homeless with entire villages flattened.
Team Rubicon sent a team of volunteers (including a large proportion of Ghurkas) to Kathmandu to assist with delivering humanitarian aid to the remote villages most affected.
During their time in Nepal, Team Rubicon provided a number of vital services to the local communities. These included medical aid, food and clean drinking water distribution, debris management, and shelter provision.
As a result of our mission, inhabitants of remote villages I the mountains to the north of Kathmandu were able to begin the rebuild process much sooner than they otherwise would have. Due to TR’s early intervention, serious medical and health problems which would otherwise have escalated were solved quickly, undoubtedly leading to a reduction in secondary complications from the earthquake.