15th July 2015
Samaritan’s Purse is helping victims of a catastrophic, 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April. This was followed by a second earthquake two weeks later which measured 7.4.
Together, the deadly earthquakes have left 8,600 people dead and 16,000 injured. A quarter of a million houses were destroyed. An estimated 2.8 million people have been displaced, including hundreds of thousands who are afraid to return to their houses. Many villages in the area have been almost totally destroyed, but poor road conditions have hampered efforts to reach them. In desperate need of food and water, many people spent nights sleeping under the stars, with no shelter.
Our disaster response team is in Nepal, providing emergency shelter, food, clean water, medical care, and meeting other urgent needs for victims of the terrible disaster. We work in the Name of Jesus, ministering to those who are suffering and reaching out with care, compassion, and the hope of Christ.
Relief is Getting Through
Samaritan’s Purse airlifted and distributed supplies to 50,000 households in Nepal. These included:
29,220 jerry cans for clean water
61,455 tarpaulins for shelter
42,956 kitchen sets
25,534 bars of soap
32,870 hygiene kits
471 patients treated by Samaritan’s Purse medical team
100.1 tonnes of food distributed to affected communities