Nepal Earthquake Relief Two Years OnLast Update：2017/04/25
Two years ago, on 25 April, a destructive earthquake with 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal and just 17 days after the first quake, another strong earthquake followed. Approximately 8 million people in 39 districts were affected and almost 9,000 people were killed. Hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings were either destroyed or damaged.
Immediately after the earthquake, World Vision launched its response in some of the worst hit areas. After 24 months of relief and recovery work, we have reached 526,873 people and we are now shifting our work to rehabilitation phase.
In the past two years, World Vision has provided relief items, access to healthcare services, cash assistance, training and infrastructure for disaster preparedness, education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter and livelihood in earthquake-affected communities. In the coming months, we will be focusing more on:
- Helping people to rebuild and diversify their livelihoods, and construct permanent shelters
- Supporting communities through its WASH intervention
- Helping families and children prepare for future disasters