05.11.2015 - Donation to Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts
In April of 2015 a devistating earthquake struck Nepal, more than 8,800 people were killed and another 23,000 were injured. This was the most disastrous earthquake the region has experienced in the past 80 years. Many of the Nepali were left homeless and struggled to find access tofood and clean water.
The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team went to Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army could respond in partnership with other agencies already on the ground.
Families, the sick and elderly have been packed into parks and other open spaces in Kathmandu after losing their houses and others are too terrified of aftershocks to return home. The disaster also impacted the local Salvation Army personnel whose home was destroyed in the quake and who are living in the open like many other survivors.
Nepal is a country that has struggled with high unemployment, poverty and hunger for many years. The Salvation Army officially opened its work in Nepal in April 2009.
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