Press Release

1-Year-On Nepal Earthquake Response

On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated some of the most vulnerable communities in Nepal followed by a strong aftershock on 12 May. These two earthquakes caused around 9,000 deaths and displaced hundreds of thousands people.

Overcoming challenges brought by fuel shortages, harsh monsoons, winter seasons, and logistical complexities brought by tough terrain over the last 12 months, World Vision has reached over 380,000 people including about 170,000 children with emergency relief.

We have provided 29,000 families with tarpaulins and iron roofing sheets, and more than 5,000 families and 2,500 infants with winter kits, helping the most vulnerable to go through the cold season. We have also provided clean water kits to about 22,500 families and constructed water system for over 3,900 families, as well as established 35 Child Friendly Spaces providing psychosocial support to over 4,900 children, and rehabilitated 2 schools helping students to return to school.

In early April, Kevin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Hong Kong, visited the earthquake stricken areas in Nepal. He says, “We are thankful for the generous donations from Hong Kong and Macau people. With their support, we have reached more than 380,000 people from emergency to recovery phase. We are hopeful that children and families can rebuild their communities and be ready to pursue meaningful opportunities in the future.”

In the coming months, World Vision continues to work in these aspects, while integrating social inclusion, and disaster risk reduction in all programmes to strengthen community resilience and further help communities rebuild and thrive with more opportunities in the future.

Click here to learn more about our work in Nepal.

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