RELEASE - Solidarity after the earthquake in Nepal

News | Published at: November 13 2023

Montreal, November 13, 2023 - On November 3, 2023, at around 11:47 pm local time in Nepal (6:02 pm UTC), a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the western province of Karnali. In the face of this catastrophe, we would like to reassure you that the entire CECI-Nepal team is safe and is already deploying humanitarian aid and sustainable development support to the earthquake victims. Affected families continue to be in dire need of shelter and hygiene kits. We are ready to receive any assistance to support priority needs.

To make donation: CECI.CA

Data compiled on November 5 by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) indicates the following:

  • 157 people lost their lives (105 in Jajarkot and 52 in Rukum West)
  • 349 people were injured, the majority living in Jajarkot and Rukum West
  • 937 houses destroyed and 2,954 partially damaged

Western Nepal is one of CECI-Nepal's working areas, where it has implemented various activities to promote SMEs, agriculture and health, in partnership with local NGOs and government agencies. CECI has local partnerships and networks to support efforts to respond to the destruction and human impact of the earthquake.  

"CECI has been present in Nepal since 1987. It has a long experience of crisis intervention, with a great capacity for action in partnership with several Nepalese organizations. We are committed to the recovery and development of the populations affected by the earthquake in Nepal," emphasizes CECI's Managing Director, Philippe Dongier.


To support CECI's efforts in Nepal right now and help people get back on their feet, make a donation:
Online: CECI.CA
By phone: (514) 875-9911, ext. 283
By mail: Mail your cheque to CECI, mentioning "Urgence Népal".
3000, Omer-Lavallée
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H1Y 3R8

Information :
Ollé Doli,
Communications and Public Relations Advisor
+1 438 334-8298,
CECI-Nepal contact person:
Sagun Bista,
Director CECI-Nepal

About CECI
CECI is a development and international cooperation NGO founded in 1958, whose mission is to combat poverty and exclusion among the most marginalized populations in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Established in 1987, CECI-Nepal is present  in 66 districts covering all seven provinces of Nepal. It remains the most active Canadian international development organization in the field of economic and social development. CECI cultivates long-term partnerships with numerous NGOs, cooperatives, private companies, local, provincial and federal government agencies and departments in favor of sustainable rural economic development, governance and democracy, equality between women and men, as well as participation and access to services for women and marginalized groups. CECI was instrumental in resolving Nepal's 10-year civil conflict.