Nepal Appeal – 2015 Earthquake. One Week on…
2.8 million Nepalese displaced, 6,250 people killed, 14,357 people injured and over 160,000 homes destroyed.
The devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 has changed lives forever.
A Habitat for Humanity volunteer was on a Global Village trip in Nepal when the quake hit. Read her touching story here.
One week on, we have started clearing away rubble and our fundraising efforts continue in order that we can make the greatest impact. Our immediate aim is to distribute 20,000 emergency shelter kits and begin to marshal engineers and engineering students to help carry out house-by-house damage assessments, as many families fear staying in their homes. With the scale of response required, we need your support.
“As we continue to assess the impact of the earthquake, we know there will be significant need to help families rebuild their homes and their lives in the days and months ahead,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We’re grateful to our supporters and partners who can join us in our efforts to assist our friends in Nepal. The more funds we raise, the more families we can help.”
Habitat’s Disaster Response team provides technical expertise in home and community rebuilding and to date has helped more than 200,000 disaster-affected families around the world. Habitat for Humanity has worked in Nepal for 18 years and has helped tens of thousands of families in need of decent housing.
Please give generously so that we can help Nepal’s communities in the immediate aftermath of this earthquake as well as helping them to rebuild for their futures.