Three months on, World Vision moves towards recovery work in Nepal

With more than 140,000 Nepal Earthquake survivors receiving emergency relief items in the last three months, World Vision is now gearing up to help families recover and rebuild.

The organization, which has been responding to the needs of survivors since the 25 April 7.8 Richter scale quake, has provided thousands with food, clean water, temporary shelter kits, blankets and other necessary relief items.

“Our systems and resources are in place to sustain the recovery work with the support of the people of Nepal, especially those affected by the disaster.”

Judy Moore, Nepal Earthquake Response Manager, emphasized World Vision’s commitment continues towards rebuilding and recovery. She said, “Our systems and resources are in place to sustain the recovery work with the support of the people of Nepal, especially those affected by the disaster.”

The organization has also placed special focus on the quake’s youngest survivors – setting up child friendly spaces and temporary learning centers attended by more than 7,000 children – providing children with a safe place to play, learn and address the emotional impact of living through the quake.

Moore added, “I have seen how crucial it was for us to set up these spaces for children who continue to suffer emotionally having felt and seen the impact of the earthquake. Having done this immediately after the disaster was necessary to help to normalize the lives of children in the affected areas.”

World Vision is also assisting children to return to school by setting up temporary learning spaces near damaged schools, ensuring that education is not severely interrupted.

World Vision is also assisting children to return to school by setting up temporary learning spaces near damaged schools, ensuring that education is not severely interrupted.

“Working with 22 village development committees in the hard-hit areas covering over 27,000 children to ensure that their issues are addressed, I am confident that we are able to strengthen the understanding and capacity of community leaders in protecting their own children,” said Arpanah Rongong, Child Protection in Emergencies Manager.

World Vision has worked in Nepal since 1982. The international child-focused humanitarian organization is responding to dozens of natural disasters and conflicts around the globe and was among the first on the ground to respond to the survivors when the Nepal earthquake hit on 25 April 2015.

See more of World Vision’s earthquake response in Nepal in this video: http://bit.ly/1MHpvgk

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