Project information

World Vision Nepal Earthquake Appeal

World Vision will help reduce the suffering and protect the lives of at least 100,000 survivors of the Nepalese earthquake in some of the worst affected areas in Nepal. WV particularly focuses on children who are vulnerable, some of whom will have lost or been separated from parents.

April 2015 - October 2015

Charity information: World Vision

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  • Need


    On 25th April, a powerful earthquake struck Nepal. Estimates for the death toll currently stand at over 4.000 with over 6,000 people injured. These will continue to rise over the coming days. 8 million people are affected, many in need of humanitarian assistance. The earthquake has resulted in widespread damage and destruction, leaving families exposed to the elements, in fear, with few possessions left and no access to food or drinking water.


    WV has a team of over 200 experienced staff in Nepal who have lived and worked in the affected communities for many years. WV is (1)aiming to reach at least 100,000 children and families with shelter and non food items such as cooking sets, water purifiers and blankets (2)focusing on child protection, through Child Friendly Spaces to provide a safe space for children to receive care, psychosocial support and protection. WV coordinates with other aid agencies to prevent duplication of effort.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to help reduce suffering and protect lives of at least 100,000 people


    » Provide Shelter (tents and tarpaulins)
    » Provide Health (hygiene kits, medecines to hospitals)
    » Provide Child protection (child protection spaces)
    » Provide Non-Food Items (blankets, cooking sets, water purification etc)

    Children and their families will be cared for and protected, allowing them to regain their livelihoods and restore their dignity.

  • Impact


    Providing relief will help protect and save lives in the first few months. After this WV will help families continue to recover their livelihoods and rebuild their lives. WV has long term development projects in Nepal and so is well placed to further continue to work with communities after the recovery phase ends.


    A large response requires very large volumes of relief supplies which need to be sourced and transported in a competitive market and congested infrastructure. WV has global warehouses of supplies as well as framework agreements with wholesalers. Purchasing from multiple sources increases the availability of supplies. Transportation by road as well as air reduces over reliance on one network.


    WV sends out thank you emails to our donors, and printed reports to major donors, telling them how their donations have been used

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,000,000 Emergency Response Activities Examples include: shelter; hygiene, medical supplies, child protection spaces, non-food items

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Fundraising Appeal £43,176 Guaranteed
  • Background


    WV will be supporting 100,000 people in five districts: Bhaktapur, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Lamjung. These districts are the most affected districts, with the biggest needs.


    At least 100,000 people will benefit. Children are vulnerable in times of crises, especially if they have lost or been separated from their parents. WV will focus on supporting children, as well as their families and will have a particular focus on child protection.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    WV Nepal has 205 staff, 145 of those are field-based and is further drawing on the expertise and infrastructure of the WV global Partnership to enable a swift and appropriate response. WV knows the affected communities they will be responding in as they have worked with them on development projects for many years.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    WV Nepal’S National Director

    a humanitarian expert, having previously had many years leading WV responses to large crises across the globe.

    WVUK Staff And WV International

    - deploying many additional humanitarian specialists from across its global partnership to support the response.