The United States remains committed to humanitarian relief efforts for Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the country and killed nearly 8,000 people on April 25, and a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the country on May 12.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) actively coordinates with the Nepalese government, the U.S. military and international relief agencies to help people in need across the country.
The U.S. has supplied the following earthquake relief to Nepal as of May 8:
USAID partners Save the Children and ACTED (formerly the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) have distributed more than 700 rolls of USAID-procured plastic sheeting — enough for approximately 7,000 households or 35,000 people — to earthquake-affected communities.
In coordination with USAID and the Nepalese government, U.S. military air assets also continue to support aerial assessments and transport urgently needed relief supplies to remote mountainous areas in Nepal.
Other international donors have contributed approximately $137 million in humanitarian funding. But with more than 275,000 homes destroyed and over 250,000 damaged, more help is needed.