Press Release

One month on aid agency calls for child protection in affected communities of Nepal


Kathmandu, 26 May 2015
In the aftermath of the earthquake and one-month on, children are facing various protection threats, including disruption to routine education, post-disaster shocks and psychological stress, as well as exposure to dangerous and unsafe environments. At least 950,000 children that are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, and those left homeless by the earthquake are particularly vulnerable.

Kevin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of World Vision Hong Kong says, “World Vision has already set up 15 Child Friendly Spaces across the Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur districts) and in Sindhuli district to provide a safe space to help distressed children.” More than 1,000 children are currently benefiting from such protected places. Temporary learning centres will also be set up in the same locations.

World Vision is now working in seven affected districts including Gorkha, Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk and plans to target an initial 100,000 people with immediate relief in the areas of shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation hygiene, health and protection as a first phase of response and will expand its operations for the next six months to a year with a rehabilitation plan to help the affected population in Nepal.

World Vision’s Work Highlights

No. of beneficiaries reached:

46,120

Target locations:

Gorkha, Lamjung, Sindhuli, Sindhupalchowk districts and Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur districts)

No. of children benefiting from 15 Child Friendly Spaces:

1,085

Priorities:

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Health & Nutrition- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

  • Food Security

  • Child Protection

  • Education

  • What World Vision has distributed:

  • 4,645 GI sheets for roofing

  • 12,964 Tarpaulins

  • 3,692 Blankets

  • 2,434 Mosquito nets

  • 3,792 Household items

  • 4,418 Hygiene kits

  • 2,205 Jerry cans/ buckets

  • 4 Emergency toilets

  • Food for 864 families


  • Over the next days and weeks, World Vision will:

    • Scale up distribution of food and non-food items (such as tarpaulins)
    • Integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in rehabilitation phase to equip the communities better prepare for future disasters
    • Plan to set up temporary learning centres and provide hygienic facilities in affected areas, rebuild toilets in schools and hospitals, etc.

    World Vision is quickly responding to the needs of the devastated and rebuilding communities to help survivors resume to their normal lives.

    Donations can be made through:

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

    2. Online donationwww.worldvision.org.hk/en

    3. Crossed cheque payable to ''WORLD VISION HONG KONG''. Please send bank-in slip or crossed cheque together with your personal particulars to Freepost No. 69, World Vision Hong Kong (free postage) and mark ''Nepal Earthquake Relief"on the envelope. Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

    For donation inquiry, please contact our Donor Services Department at 2394 2394.

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