In the case of an earthquake, Swosthani, 14, from Nepal and her classmates know what to do. She is no longer afraid and has joined a World Vision school club that ensures children in the community are safe.
Sumina’s mother was adamant: football was not for girls who should be doing household chores. But once she changed her mind, the benefits of the game and the World Vision-recommended diet were clear for her daughter and many other girls in the community...
When disaster hits, children are always among the most vulnerable, and not only in the initial crisis. In the days, weeks and months following an emergency, children can be disproportionately hit by after effects such as hunger, disease, emotional trauma and exploitation - particularly if they've lost their home or caregivers...
At the Girl Summit in 2014, leaders and organisations from around the world came together and pledged to end child marriage. Today in South-eastern Nepal, World Vision and the UK government are working together to make this goal come true.
In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, many remote communities were left without access to healthcare, with health posts being completely or partially destroyed. In the year that’s followed, World Vision has helped in their restoration, so that nurses like Parbati can effectively reach out to communities and help to build and promote safe hygiene practices. We visit a recently renovated health centre in Ghorka, central Nepal, to see the difference it’s making…
Alongside concerns over living conditions and access to a safe and supportive education, children express feelings of fear and trauma that - if not dealt with - could affect their wellbeing in the future
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For many families in Nepal, the trauma of last year’s earthquake has been followed by uncertainty - with homes lying ruined, and the only option being temporary shelters made of wood and corrugated iron. Mother of nine, Ganga knows all about the damage the earthquake brought, now sharing a one-room shelter with her family. Worldvision’s Ankush Chalise visited one of the worst affected regions to hear how a training scheme for masons might be the answer, in making families’ like Ganga’s safe…
Almost a year on from the series of earthquakes that shook Nepal last April, World Vision has been working hard to restore safety, healthcare and dignity to children and families still in need. Deprived of clean water and proper sanitation in the aftermath, 16-year-old Arun marks World Water Day by telling us how his family is now enjoying the benefits, with the support of World Vision...
As winter descends on Nepal, World Vision was on hand to distribute winter and baby kits - containing warm clothes, blankets and hats, to young mothers feeling the ongoing effects of the earthquake recovery. In Sindupalchowk, one of the worst affected areas near Kathmandu, mothers with young children were grateful for the much-needed warm clothes and the reassurance they provide.
Nine-year-old Sujita is still terrified when she remembers the two major tremors that shook her home in Nepal, forcing her family to sleep outside in the open. But thanks to World Vision distributions in her area, Sujita and her family can at least sleep safely under proper shelter while they wait for normality to return.
Nepal Earthquake six months on: Over 400,000 desperate for shelter as winter approaches and fuel shortages hamper relief efforts
Hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal are still in need of adequate shelter six months after the earthquake that killed an estimated 8,500 and injured another 20,000. The earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, along with a series of aftershocks, devastated the lives of more than 2.8 million people.
Helicopter wrangler and boom operator? All part of the job when you're determined to get media coverage on the plight of Nepalese people, six months after the earthquake. Siân Merrylees, celebrity media specialist, explains…
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As we approach six-months since the earthquake that shook Nepal, Media Specialist Carina Wint has spent a week in one of the hardest hit regions near Kathmandu, seeing how our work in the area has inspired a group of mothers to start their own centre - caring for orphaned and trafficked children.
Two years after she trekked through the Himalayas on holiday, Emergency Programme Officer Lara returned to Nepal as part of World Vision's earthquake response. She was afraid to see the smiles wiped from the faces, but instead found remarkable levels of grace and resilience.
World Vision Communicator Crislyn Felisilda always wanted to travel to Nepal, but never dreamed it would be as part of the global response to an earthquake. Torn between scenes of destruction and beauty, it was the resilience and spirit of the people that made a lasting impression.
New World Vision joint report raises concerns over children’s psychological health.
With ambitions to one day become a doctor, 12-year-old Muskan was looking forward to returning to school after a short break. But sadly she and her friends will have to wait. The earthquake that shook Nepal over the last few weeks had a devastating effect on her school building; with classrooms destroyed and much of the building deemed too unsafe to enter. Muskan describes how it feels to live with the uncertainty that the earthquake has brought.
World Vision communicator Annila Harris travelled to Nepal to meet some of the families caught in the aftermath of the earthquake. What she found, were mothers and children, heavily affected but struggling to rebuild their lives.
A year on, our role in Nepal is moving from emergency aid into recovery work. With a focus on health, livelihoods and education, and continuing to meet basic needs, we'll support communities to get back on their feet and provide an environment where children are safe and protected. We will be helping vulnerable families and communities to re-establish their livelihoods and businesses. We're repairing and reconstructing schools, health posts and WASH facilities in Nepal’s worst-hit districts.
19-year-old Runa was on her roof hanging laundry when the earthquake struck last weekend, but thankfully she and her family all survived. Their home, and everything in it, however, were not so lucky.