Building back better one year since Nepal quake
World Vision continues to work alongside families devastated by the Nepal quake which struck one year ago today, ensuring children remain safe and can look to the future.
The charity responded immediately after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake claimed thousands of lives, with emergency essentials including tarpaulins, blankets and water purification tablets. One year on, more than 385,000 people have been supported.
20,000 families have been provided with shelter and equipment, 72,000 people have benefited from restored medical facilities, and clean water has been supplied to 118,000 people.
Jennifer MacCann, World Vision’s Nepal Earthquake Response Director, said: “Moving forward, we strive to build Nepal back better, strengthen partnerships and drive innovation in our recovery work together with earthquake-affected people.
"As living conditions and access to basic services continue to improve, we remain committed to meet emergency needs, strengthen resilience and self-recovery and restore a sense of safety for earthquake-affected children and their communities. We are hopeful that children and families can rebuild their communities and be ready to pursue meaningful opportunities in the future.”
Work was hampered by fuel shortages, harsh monsoons and winter seasons, and logistical complexities brought by tough terrain. Working in the worst-hit districts, especially Gorkha, Sindupalchowk, Dhading, Nuwakot and Dolakha, World Vision continues to partner with other humanitarian agencies, government and community partners, promoting community participation.