Nepal Earthquake: Help Us Rebuild Children's Lives

About Nepal

Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1976 and have extensive programs throughout the country. Nepal boasts eight of the world's 10 highest mountains, including Mount Everest, yet it also has the flat river plain of the Ganges on its southern border with India. Poverty and a decade of violent political instability have taken a toll on the Nepalese people. Most families live in remote rural areas on the plains and others living in scattered settlements in the hills and mountains.

Nepal Earthquake

On April 25 a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit Nepal, just 50 miles from the capitol, Kathmandu. It caused untold devastation, killing over 9,000 people and injuring a further 17,000 - including many children.

Because of the support from partners and donors, Save the Children was well prepared to respond. Our teams were able to reach more than 127,000 people, including 76,000 children, with vital aid.

Our Work

Save the Children is already on the ground and is working in Sindhupalchowk District to the east of Kathmandu which is one of the worst-affected area. Save the Children has recently received a further 44 tons of aid supplies in country – including plastic sheets, hygiene kits and water purification tablets.

Learn more on how we help children cope with disasters

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 121,817
from harm

supported 62,425
in times of crisis

provided 49,078 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 64,085 families
feed their children

gave 369,124 children
vital nourishment

Sponsor A Child

Since 1982, Save the Children in Nepal has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Nepal continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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