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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.
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