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World Vision in Asia: Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia, sandwiched between India and China. It’s in the lap of the beautiful snow-capped Himalayas and is home to the world's highest peak – Mount Everest.
See the communities World Vision works with in Nepal:

1. Butwal Go to Communtiy page 2. Doti East Go to Communtiy page 3. Achham East Go to Communtiy page 4. Achham West Go to Communtiy page  
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One Year Anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, devastated the country. World Vision was already on the ground and responded quickly to the urgent needs of survivors. The quake and strong aftershocks affected more than 8 million people and caused a financial loss of about USD $7 billion.
In the past 12 months, World Vision has supported 386,984 people in some of the worst-affected districts. Children and families benefitted from food distributions, health care, clean water, hygiene kits, new and repaired toilets and temporary shelter. We also provided clothing, blankets, sleeping mats, lamps and other home supplies.

“We were having a tough time with health and hygiene until World Vision delivered hygiene kits and materials to rebuild our toilet that was damaged by the earthquake,” explained 16-year-old Arun Tamang.

Child friendly spaces helped children deal with the trauma of the earthquake and temporary learning centres ensured that more than 8,000 students were learning when schools were closed. Hundreds of teachers, volunteers and school management committee members were trained to provide psychosocial support to protect children’s rights and well-being.

World Vision is committed to helping communities in Nepal recover and build back better. We are focusing on restoring livelihoods, improving access to services, as well as reconstructing health clinics, schools, water systems and sanitation facilities.

"As living conditions and access to basic services continue to improve, we remain committed to meet emergency needs, strengthen resilience and self-recovery and restore a sense of safety for earthquake-affected children and their communities. We are hopeful that children and families can rebuild their communities and be ready to pursue meaningful opportunities in the future,” said Jennifer MacCann, World Vision’s Nepal Earthquake Response Director.

FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
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Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34​,300,083
 
Nepal 48/1000 67 Years 77% $490 84% 60% 147,181 30,986,975


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Nepal is one of the world's poorest countries
  • Almost one-third of the population live below the poverty line
  • Nearly 70% of the population live on less than $2 a day
  • More than 100,000 people displaced due to the 10-year Maoist insurrection

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