Nepal's powerful earthquakes have cast a tragic shadow over this impoverished nation. More than 8,000 people have been killed and thousands of others have been left injured.
The 2015 Nepal earthquakes of April and May killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 22,000.
The 2015 quake triggered an avalanche that killed 19 climbers on Mt. Everest and stranded hundreds at the base camp.
The Nepal government estimated reconstruction costs up to $9 billion.
Eight million people have been affected by this tragedy, that's a third of the population. The country's worst natural disaster has exposed a desperately poor nation and perhaps more importantly, a fragile government, overwhelmed by the scale of this disaster.
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, toppling multi-story buildings in Kathmandu, the capital, and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalaya Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and more than 22,000 suffered injuries. It was the deadliest earthquake in the seismically active region in 81 years.
The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, and only 17 days later, there was another major quake, a magnitude-7.3 temblor. Thirty-nine of the nation’s 75 districts with a population of 8 million people — about a third of the national population — were affected. Hundreds of thousands of people lost everything and faced extreme poverty. More than 600,000 homes were destroyed and more than 288,000 were damaged in the 14 worst-hit districts. The quakes’ strongest impact was in remote rural areas, making the response extremely challenging.
Humanitarian organizations responded quickly to the disaster with search and rescue teams and immediate aid deliveries. Work is still underway to rebuild schools, health clinics, houses, livelihoods, and to help families and communities gain more resilience to environmental shocks.
Our Charity Work in Support of Nepal Earthquake
With the help of local doctors and medical specialists, organized 8 medical check-up camps in relief camps in the Villages of Nepal:
The entire fresh water reservoirs were completely contaminated. The main water pipes were damaged. There was no fresh drinking water anywhere. We immediately shipped 30,000 pouches of mineral water.
Although food was not really a problem due to relief kitchens operated by the Army, we were concerned for children’s health affected by this tragedy. As a result, we shipped 5,700 packets of glucose biscuits.
The devastated islands had been evacuated. Men, women and children were accommodated in relief camps. There was an urgent need to restart some educational activities in order to help children overcome the shock of the disaster. However, there was a lack in infrastructure, namely, classrooms, writing utensils and notebooks. We, recognizing this urgent need, directly transported 800 notebooks and pens.
We shipped the following items for distribution:
| Blankets || 1,200 |
| Plastic Buckets || 1,000 |
| Plastic bowls || 900 |
| Plastic glasses || 800 |
| Torches with cells || 1,200 |
| Toilet Soap bars || 1,900 |
| Washing Soap bars || 13,300 |
| Detergent Powder || 2,000 kg |
| Tooth Powder || 2,040 bottles |
| Hair Oil || 2,700 bottles |
| Talcum Powder || 2,160 bottles |
| Balm || 4,440 packets |
| Utensil Sets || 630 |
In total, 1,700 families benefited from the materials distributed.
| Girls’ frocks || 4,200 |
| Ladies’ Dresses || 800 |
| Children’s Clothes || 900 pairs |
| Adults Pants & Shirts || 1,200 pairs |
| Assorted (for male & female) || 7 tons |
A large number of areas have been completely devastated by the Earthquake. Most of the affected people have been evacuated to various relief camps. Over 40,000 survivors are displaced, distressed and depressed. The emotional anxiety and stress were unimaginable.
In addition to providing physical aid, our volunteers have personally interacted one to one with the victims. They have given them comfort and strength and a sense of peace and we have done our best to fulfill their basic needs as quickly as possible.
Clean Up Assistance:
With so much destruction, the effort to removing the debris was a huge job. We provided the following items:
| Hand Gloves || 750 pairs |
| Mouth masks || 11,000 pieces |