World Vision continues to reach those who are most in need, providing life-saving humanitarian support, and helping Nepal build back better. Despite the enormous challenges, aid is getting through the impacted communities. Over the past 12 months at least 386,984 individuals including 171,860 children have been reached across 161 Village Development Committees and 5 municipalities in 10 districts.
On 25 April 2015, an earthquake with of 7.8 magnitude and a depth of 2 km, hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu. In the past year, World Vision Nepal Earthquake Response has reached 386,984 people with emergency relief, focusing on the urgent needs of the most vulnerable including women, children and minority groups.
Moving now to the recovery phase, World Vision will be implementing more programs to address the recovery and rehabilitation needs of earthquake-affected families - restoring livelihoods of vulnerable families and communities, repairing and reconstructing schools, health posts and WASH facilities to benefit the most vulnerable sectors in Nepal's worst-hit districts. During the recovery phase (until September 2016) we plan to help 142,964 earthquake affected individuals.
World Vision continues to integrate gender and social inclusion, 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. We closely coordinate with humanitarian, government and community partners building local capacities and community participation as living conditions and access to basic services continue to improve.