NEPAL (25 APRIL 2017) - World Vision, a Christian aide and development agency, continues to stand with survivors as they build back better, two years after the devastating earthquakes struck Nepal.
Although the Government of Nepal has been trying to speed up the support for the reconstruction of damaged houses and infrastructures, more efforts are needed as recovery efforts are still underway.
Currently, World Vision has assisted more than 526,000 people in the 10 worst affected districts of Nepal with essential relief goods, access to services, cash assistance, training and infrastructure in the areas of disaster preparedness, health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, shelter, child protection and livelihood. At present, the response is focusing on expanded and improved livelihoods, water and sanitation, and shelter programmes.
Despite the complex geographical terrain and other challenges faced by the humanitarian actors, World Vision has prioritized the most vulnerable among the affected population, which includes, child-headed households, single parents, the disabled and the elderly, by giving them direct financial assistance.
“We have been humbled by the tremendous support of our partners. We are now focusing on providing opportunities for communities to give them the sense of ownership and strengthen their resilience,” says Elizabeth Satow, National Director of World Vision International Nepal.
The critical part of the work is establishing a strong accountability programme, which uses an array of mechanisms in heeding to the needs of the survivors and incorporating their concerns along with their feedback into the implementation of the response.
While the hardest hit areas are still struggling to access essential needs like shelter and livelihood, World Vision continues to establish strong partnerships, promote shared accountability, and enhance local capacities and community participation.
“We encourage all partners– government, non government organizations, local partners, and donors to continue to engage with the affected communities and provide them with quality support in a timely way. The people of Nepal deserve a speedy route to recovery," Elizabeth Satow adds.
For media interviews and further information please contact:
Alina R Shrestha, Communications Manager, World Vision International Nepal
Skype : alina_r_shrestha