The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 devastated the country and affected more than 8 million people by causing widespread displacement, destruction of homes, infrastructure and services. World Vision responded quickly in the first six months through distribution of humanitarian aid and support. Now, as survivors start to rebuild their lives, World Vision continues to support disaster-stricken communities to recovery.
One year on, World Vision is helping to transition children back to school, give families a hand-up as they recover their livelihoods and support communities in rebuilding. Walking alongside survivors in their recovery, it is our hope that communities can build back stronger and reach restoration.
With your help, World Vision reached about 460,143 beneficiaries in the past year. This included some of the most vulnerable groups, especially women, children and minority groups.
Recovery Phase – Highlights
Livelihood Support and Income Generation
Vulnerable households received cash support through cash transfer programmes, cash for work programmes and social protection cash grants
Households were supported with agricultural inputs and vegetable seeds to restart crop cultivation
Savings groups were formed and started saving, strengthening communities’ economic resilience to future shocks
Clean Water and Sanitation
Water systems were repaired, allowing communities to regain access to clean water
Households were provided materials to rebuild their latrines
Education and Child Protection
Schools were renovated to accommodate returning students
Education materials were provided to schools in order to support a conducive learning environment
Early childhood development facilitators were trained on child-friendly pedagogy and psychosocial support skills
Pregnant and lactating mothers were supported through household visits
Health posts were reconstructed to provide basic health services
Health workers were trained in mental health and psychosocial support skills
In the coming months, World Vision will focus on improving household income and food accessibility for households by rehabilitating irrigation systems and providing seed and livestock to small-scale farmers. Combined with vocational training, facilitating savings groups and building the capacity of local institutions, stimulating production will increase the economic resilience of communities in the face of future disasters.
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