On April 25, 2015 a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit Nepal affecting millions of families and injuring more than 22,000 people, including children. Whenever a disaster strikes children are the most vulnerable and this disaster was no different. Thousands of schools and health facilities had to be rebuilt. Following the earthquake, children were left scared and without the proper healthcare and resources to help them.
Because of the support from partners and donors, Save the Children was well prepared to respond. Our teams were able to reach more than 580,000 people, including 352,000 children, with vital aid. But the work is not yet over. A year after the earthquake more than 600,000 families still remain without a proper home. Many children still haven’t returned to school and young mothers are still seeking proper healthcare.
To learn more about Save the Children’s Nepal Earthquake response read our One Year Anniversary Report:
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.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children 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
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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.
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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