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.
On April 25 a magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit Nepal, just 50 miles from the capitol, Katmandu. 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.
Save the Children is already on the ground and is
working in Sindhupalchowk District to the east of Katmandu 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
provided 384,878 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 35,960 families
feed their children
gave 150,019 children
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.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Program 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014
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