World Vision Nepal Earthquake
Press Release • Monday, October 24th 2016

World Vision continues to support earthquake affected people - 18-months-on

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Kathmandu, Nepal - Eighteen months after the massive earthquakes hit Nepal, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has reached out to more than 500,000 people to help them recover from their losses.

Through its relief and recovery efforts, WVIN has provided goods, access to services, cash assistance, trainings and infrastructure for disaster preparedness, health care, improved nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and livelihood in 10 of the most affected districts. Read the One-year and beyond report

Working alongside humanitarian stakeholders, government and community partners in the worst-hit districts World Vision’s earthquake response continues to establish strong partnerships, promote shared accountability, and enhance local capacities and community participation. The response continues to integrate gender and social inclusion, disaster risk reduction and build back safer initiatives in its programmes to strengthen community resilience and help communities rebuild and thrive.

“Time and again we have seen the power of local communities to rebuild their homes and communities. World Vision remains committed to continuing its support of the people of Nepal in the fulfilment of their aspirations,” says Liz Satow, National Director of World Vision.

“As we move into the rehabilitation phase, World Vision will be focusing on areas of key needs, to achieve our goal of strengthening resilience.  We will focus on expanded and improved livelihoods, water & sanitation, and shelter. We are focused on providing opportunities to communities to give them ownership of their recovery so that men, women, children and families can bounce back and strengthen their community’s resilience.”

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Spokespeople available upon request. For media interviews please contact:

Alina R Shrestha, Communications Manager
Skype : alina_r_shrestha
Email: alina_shrestha [at] wvi [dot] org

Notes for the editor:

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

World Vision started its long-term development work in Nepal in 2001. Over the past years, World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) has worked for the well-being of children partnering with communities. At present WVIN has long term development programmes in 12 districts and all regions of Nepal. Soon after the 2015 earthquake, World Vision provided emergency relief assistance in Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Sindhuli, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts, and is now operating its recovery phase activities in Dhading Dolakha, Gorkha, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok districts.