World Vision opens safe places for children to recover from Nepal Earthquake

A Child Friendly Space in Kathmandu Valley provides a place to play for 60 displaced children.

Arpanah Rongong, Child Protection Specialist with World Vision Nepal, says: “There are immediate emotional needs as well as practical ones. Many children lost everything... It claimed lives of parents and friends, and reduced homes and schools to rubble. 

“Child Friendly Spaces are protected places for children to start coming to terms with this loss, giving them a bit of calm amid the chaos. Young people often start expressing their emotions through artwork, which helps them start to make sense of the devastation around them.”

More on World Vision's response HERE