Nepal One Year Later

by Church Resource Team on April 25, 2016

Read the Nepal Earthquake Response Report

World Vision joins the people of Nepal in remembering the one-year anniversary of the April 2015 earthquake - honoring lost loved ones while recognizing the strong community solidarity and support that helped save thousands.

Jennifer MacCann, World Vision’s Response Director in Nepal said, “Moving forward, we strive to build Nepal back better, strengthen partnerships and drive innovation in our recovery work together with earthquake-affected people.” 

Overcoming challenges brought by fuel shortages, harsh monsoons and winter seasons, and logistical complexities brought by tough terrain, World Vision has reached nearly 387,000 people over the past year.  Within 24 hours after the earthquake, World Vision provided life-saving food and emergency essentials, such as tarps, blankets, and water purification tablets. 

One year on, the aid organization has provided more than 20,000 families with shelter and household items, reached more than 72,000 people by repairing health posts and providing medical supplies and equipment, and provided access to clean water to more than 118,000 people.  World Vision continues to integrate gender equity, disaster risk reduction and build back safer initiatives in its programs to strengthen community resilience and further help communities rebuild and thrive with more opportunities in the future. 

"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,” MacCann added.

Working in the worst-hit districts, especially Gorkha, Sindupalchowk, Dhading, Nuwakot and Dolakha, World Vision continues to establish partnerships working alongside humanitarian stakeholders, government and community partners – promoting shared accountability, enhanced local capacities and community participation. The organization is focused on providing opportunities to communities to give them ownership of their recovery.  

Looking ahead, World Vision remains committed to serving the earthquake-affected communities, standing side by side with the people in their journey from devastation to recovery and rehabilitation, restoring hope and dignity for hundreds of thousands affected. 

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