What we are doing
Prior to the devestrating 2015 earthquake, we worked with the Nepalese health authorities in the Saptari district in Eastern Terai to integrate the community-based Treatment of Malnutrition approach into health services.
In the immediate aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes, Action Against Hunger released eleven tons of relief supplies - including water, sanitation and hygiene materials such as a water purification unit and water treatment kits, chlorine tablets, pumps, bladders, taps and construction materials for toilets - with supplies dispatched to the hard-hit regions Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok. The devastating earthquakes and their aftershocks left thousands traumatised as they struggled to maintain decent living conditions and come to terms with loss. Our teams have set up safe spaces for mothers and children and provide psycho-social support providing councelling .
Our programmes in Nepal include:
- Improving access to clean water
- Nutrition programmes aimed at children and mothers
- Psychosocial support (for those affected by the 2015 earthquakes and other natural disasters)
- Improved sanitation facilities
- Hygeine programmes working to stop the spread of disease and illness