Press Release

Nepal Earthquake 3 Months On: Children Express Fear and Insecurity


Kathmandu, Nepal: The deadliest disaster 25 July marks three months since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Nepal, it left nearly 9,000 people dead and disrupted the lives of over 8 million people. More than 890,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.

With the help of donors, World Vision has reached over 132,000 people in the worst-affected areas of Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Sindhuli, Sindhupalchok and Lamjung with emergency aid including: tarps, blankets, corrugated roofing sheets, food supplies, kitchen sets, mosquito nets and hygiene supplies.

Children are among the most vulnerable during an emergency. World Vision set up 35 Child Friendly Spaces, where children could play, rest, and get help coping with the disaster. In one child consultation facilitated by World Vision together with three other aid organisations, nearly 2,000 children have expressed fear and insecurity at having to live in tents and overcrowded shelters, anxiety about the risks to their health from unsanitary conditions, and worry about their futures if they are unable to return to school.

World Vision is building and equipping temporary learning centres. There, students returning to classes can get learning materials and hygiene kits, and teachers and administrators can receive training in child protection, school safety and disaster preparedness.

“World Vision aims to get all children back to school, while also assuring safe learning environments,” says Kevin Chiu, World Vision Hong Kong chief executive officer.

In the long term, families need help to rebuild their livelihoods and construct safer, earthquake-resistant homes and schools. The greatest needs remain shelter, household items, clean water and sanitation, food, healthcare, and protection. Three months on, World Vision continues its commitment to stand by the people of Nepal towards full recovery.

Donations can be made through:

  • 1. ATM transfer
    Direct Bank-in (Hong Kong): HSBC 018-377077-003
    Hang Seng Bank 286-364385-005
    Bank of China 012-883-0-002136-6

  • Crossed cheque is made payable to “WORLD VISION HONG KONG”.
    Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69 KCL, World Vision Hong Kong and mark “Nepal Earthquake Relief” on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.
  • Online donation: www.worldvision.org.hk/en/

For donation inquiry, please contact our Donation Services Department on 2394 2394.

Media Contact: Heidy Sheung
Contact No. 2399 3450 / 9867 1034

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