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Providing homes to the vulnerable after Nepal’s earthquake

Providing homes to the vulnerable after Nepal’s earthquake

Samaritan's Purse is helping to rebuild houses and lives in Nepal after the earthquake.. Read more...

From the Rubble: One Year Later in Nepal

From the Rubble: One Year Later in Nepal

Samaritan's Purse looks toward ongoing recovery efforts in Nepal.. Read more...

How We Are Helping Nepal

How We Are Helping Nepal

Samaritan's Purse is responding to a catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal. We are providing relief items such as shelter materials, clean water supplies, and hygiene and cooking kits. . Read more...

Sheltering Nepal

Sheltering Nepal

Samaritan’s Purse is providing sturdy structures to help residents of the Himalayan nation during monsoon season.. Read more...

Meeting Urgent Needs in Nepal

Meeting Urgent Needs in Nepal

Samaritan's Purse delivers relief to villagers in remote areas hard-hit by the earthquake.. Read more...

Catastrophic earthquakes in April and May 2015 left Nepal reeling. The loss of life was unprecedented in the country with over 8,700 deaths and 22,000 injured. Nearly 3.5 million people needed emergency food; 4.2 million needed water, sanitation, and hygiene support; and 2.8 million were displaced as the earthquakes destroyed more than 500,000 homes and severely damaged at least another 270,000.

Samaritan’s Purse responded immediately with a Disaster Assistance Response Team. With the help of our local partners and gifts from generous Canadians like you, we met the urgent needs of over 50,000 households in the Kathmandu Valley and in rural mountain villages through medical care and distributions of food and non-food items, hygiene kits, cooking kits, and emergency shelter material.

As Nepal begins the long journey to recovery, Samaritan’s Purse and Canadian donors will be supporting them through our field office in Kathmandu and our local partners. Our projects include rebuilding houses and community centers, helping children in rural mountain villages receive life-saving medical care in Kathmandu, anti-trafficking awareness and prevention, food security and livelihoods, and other projects critical to helping the people of Nepal repair their homes and restore their lives.

We work in the Name of Jesus, partnering with Canadians to minister to those who are suffering, and reaching out with care, compassion, and the hope of Christ.

The earthquake’s impact:

- 8,700+ people are dead
- 22,000+ people are injured
- 500,000+ homes are destroyed
- 270,000+ homes are damaged
- 2.8 million people are displaced
- 4.2 million people need safe water and hygiene
- 3.5 million people need food

 

Samaritan’s Purse has helped so far by:

 

  • - MEDICAL: Treating 473 patients including 50 surgeries
  • - SUPPLIES: Providing 42,881 kitchen kits, 96,316 blankets, 40,321 sanitation & hygiene kits, 51,640 tarps, 31,595 bars of soap, 29,256 jerry cans
  • - FOOD: Distributed food to 70,000+ people

 

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