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.

Facts About

More than 28.5 Million
live there

About 13% of girls and boys are out of school

36 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

Our Work

On April 25, 2015 a magnitude-7.8 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 585,000 people, including 352,951 children, with vital aid. But the work is not yet over. 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 Two Year Anniversary Report:

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 155,496
from harm

supported 213,234
in times of crisis

provided 1,261,691 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 24,563 families
feed their children

gave 1,041,286 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.

Sponsor a Child

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015;

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