Nepal

When the worst earthquake in 80 years hit Nepal, Concern distributed tarps, blankets, hygiene items, and other materials to thousands of families in the worst-hit areas. We are now focusing on helping families build shelters to last through the monsoon season.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 28.1 million
  • Working people earning less than $2/day: 49.5
  • Life expectancy: 69.6
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 32.2
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 39.7
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 190
  • Mean years of schooling: 3.24
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 17.7

In our distributions, Concern Worldwide, together with our local partner organizations, is ensuring that the assistance reaches the most vulnerable families.

Our Solutions

Concern Worldwide is working in some of Nepal’s hardest-hit areas together with two local partner organizations, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) and Nepal Water and Health(NEWAH), to distribute shelter and essential relief supplies to 14,000 households. The kits include tarps, rope, blankets, and sleeping mats so people can stay dry and warm as well as jerry cans, hygiene items, water purification tablets, and other items that help people stay healthy while reconstruction and recovery efforts get underway.

In our distributions, Concern Worldwide, together with our local partner organizations, is ensuring that the assistance reaches the most vulnerable families. Before any distribution takes place, we inform local communities at least 24 hours in advance so that they can make their way to the pick-up location. For families who live in very remote locations, this is critical, as it can sometimes take them hours to travel to a collection point and can easily be left behind.