Nepal Earthquake – One Year On

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
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Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Water systems were repaired, allowing communities to regain access to clean water
  • Households were provided materials to rebuild their latrines
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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
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  • 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
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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.

Click to read Emergency Response Phase Highlights

Shelter and Non-Food Items

  1. More than 135,000 individuals received access to temporary shelters through the distribution of 18,848 corrugated iron sheets and 30,588 tarpaulins
  2. 68,025 individuals received blankets and sleeping mats to keep warm at night
  3. In winter, approximately 25,385 individuals were supported with winter kits

  1. 2 health institutions were repaired, providing 13,146 individuals crucial access to healthcare services
  2. Medical supplies were provided to 5 village health posts, catering for some 60,560 beneficiaries
  3. 36 Women and Child-Friendly Spaces were set up to afford psychosocial support and child protection services to more than 3,100 individuals
Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  1. More than 132,055 individuals gained access to clean water through the provision of 22,492 emergency clean water kits and 91 newly constructed water systems
  2. Approximately 72,215 beneficiaries received hygiene kits
Education and Child Protection

  1. 4,927 children were given psychosocial support
  2. 54 temporary learning centres were set up to allow children to continue their learning
  3. 4,777 children received education kits

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