Frontline Stories

Nepal Earthquake Relief: Child Friendly Space - A place where children can be children again

After the quake, 7-year-old Salima (second left) is very quiet and rarely smiles. Salima lost her home and her uncle in the earthquake.

“The first few days they were very scared. And then they were just very silent and did not want to do anything except lying down. I think they were more affected because of losing their uncle than losing our house,” says Salima’s mother.

World Vision has set up a Child Friendly Space in the area. “Child Friendly Space is helping them to think about something else other than the trauma. They haven’t played since the earthquake. We are very happy that they are meeting other children and are playing,” adds Salima’s mother.

Being able to play and interact with other children again is an important aspect of psychosocial support for quake-affected children.

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