According to a report by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization published in 2011, Nepal has one of the highest fatalities from landslides in the world. Since 2017, an additional 490 people have been killed by landslides, according to recent government data. In the 2020 year alone, 243 have died and 51 are missing. This is the second-highest of confirmed casualties on record in the past 10 years, and nearly three times higher than 2019.
Shanti Foundation has been providing emergency medical and material assistance to the landslide-affected areas and need-based support upon the request of local government and front-line workers.
Medical outreach at one of the earthquake most affected area - Ramechhap, Nepal
The Shanti Foundation's first emergency response started in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal which killed more than 9000 people leaving many more thousands injured. Shanti Foundation provided medical and material assistance to the quake-affected areas, reconstructing damaged and destroyed health facilities, and schools.