Nepal earthquake: one year on

26.04.2016 - Pressenza Hong Kong

Nepal earthquake: one year on
Kapan - they say i am the future (Image by Humanist Movement Nepal)
The April and May earthquakes in Nepal caused nearly 9,000 deaths and injured over 100,000 people. Children lost friends and family members, faced injuries and disability. This report provides an overview of Plan International’s emergency response, one year after the earthquakes.


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Spotlight on the protection of adolescent girls

Plan International has introduced adolescent friendly spaces so that girls affected by the Nepal earthquakes are able to access their right to protection in an encironment free of discrimination and receive sexuality education which informs their ability to make decisions about their sexual health.
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Life after the earthquakes: Making the most of every opportunity

In April 2015, Manju’s life changed dramatically after the earthquakes destroyed her village in Nepal. She lost her home and her school. Now, with the support of Plan International, Manju has returned to school and she’s determined to make the most of every opportunity.
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One year later: An urgent need to rebuild and repair schools

“Building schools and repairing the thousands of classrooms that were destroyed is central to children’s development, the health of their communities, and Nepal’s ability to move forward,” said Mattias Bryneson, Country Director for Plan International Nepal.
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Case study: The first female mason to rebuild my community

Shrijana has overcome barriers to train as a mason and help rebuild her earthquake-hit community in Nepal, with support from Plan International. “I have gained such confidence, because I know I can do good things as a girl,” she says.
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Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and others sharing our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives.


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