At least 45 million people have been affected by monsoon flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. World Vision is responding with food assistance, health, water and sanitation, kitchen and shelter kits. The monsoon is not yet over. Sixteen million children are already affected, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and hungry.
There are currently 1,715 Canadian-supported children in the area affected by the flooding. For Canadians who want to inquire about the status of their sponsored children, please call 1-866-595-5550.
Nepal is one of the poorest and least-developed countries in Asia. Poor children in Nepal are among the country’s most vulnerable citizens, susceptible to abuse, child labour and neglect. The under-five mortality rate stands at 36 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with 5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada.
Malnutrition, infectious diseases and poor hygiene and sanitation affect the health of children. High absentee rates in school, particularly among girls is also a concern. We work with families in vulnerable communities to build their resilience and provide opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.