Nepal earthquake remembered
On 25 April, the world marks one year since Nepal was devastated by a powerful earthquake. On the quake’s second anniversary, World Vision joins with the people of Nepal in remembering what was lost, reflecting on recovery to date, and acknowledging the scale of the task that still remains.
The 2015 earthquake, which struck some of the most vulnerable communities in Nepal, was followed by a strong aftershock several days later. Together, these quakes claimed over 9,000 lives, displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and caused damage worth US$7 billion.
Two years on, World Vision continues to work side by side with affected communities to help Nepal build back better.
So far, more than 526,873 people have been reached through initial emergency relief, a range of recovery activities across the worst-hit districts, and now in the rehabilitation phase which started in January 2017.
“As we enter the final phase of the World Vision Nepal Earthquake Response, we want to ensure that the communities we leave behind are better prepared to withstand future shocks and meet new challenges with greater confidence and resilience.,” says Liz Satow, National Director of World Vision International Nepal.
“I’d like to take a moment to thank the Government of Nepal, our local NGO partners, the communities with whom we work and of course, our donors, without whom we would not have been able to fund the response.”
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Nepal earthquake - one year on
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