A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. Several aftershocks have occurred since, notably a 7.4 magnitude aftershock on 12 May 2015, adding to the woes of the already devastated people. This was the worst earthquake in Nepal since 1934.The earthquake and aftershocks have caused heavy damage and numerous casualties in the vulnerable and landslide-prone country. Out of 75 districts, 30 are reported affected; most heavily devastating the Kathmandu Valley and the districts of Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Dhading, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Kavrepalanchowk, Dolakha among others. The quake has inflicted a huge loss, both human and collateral. As of second week of June the quake has claimed 8712 lives while injuring 22220 people. According to the Nepal Police (nepalpolice.gov.np) the successive quakes have badly damaged 452,000 personal houses, 4217 schools, 726 archaeological structures and temples, besides battering government offices, health centres and others.
After this devastating earthquake RP Foundation was involved in providing relief for victims by the second day of the earthquake. Some of the major works done by the foundation are mentioned below.