The people of Nepal were hit by devastating earthquakes and aftershocks in April 2015. Over 8,900 people were killed, and more than 22,000 injured.
Over 800,000 homes were damaged, and an estimated four million people are still living in sub-standard temporary shelters.
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Three years on from the earthquake, we continue to work with local people, our partners and the government to ensure that Nepal builds back stronger than before.
Since April 2017 we have reached more than 180,000 people. The work we have undertaken includes:
- supporting the construction of water supply systems
- building houses for vulnerable families displaced by the earthquake, including training people in masonry and retrofitting skills.
- setting up agriculture related infrastructure (irrigation canals, processing units, micro hydro outlets)
Oxfam's vision for Nepal is a just society without poverty, in which all women and men live a life of dignity, enjoy their rights and assume their responsibilities as active citizens of Nepal. To contribute to this vision, Oxfam will continue its previous work on governance, gender equality and social inclusion. To do this, there are three inter-connected programmes - gender justice, food and economic justice and disaster risk reduction.
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