As you have undoubtedly seen, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake has devastated Nepal, impacting the capital city of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. At least 2,000 people are known to have died–buildings have been toppled, homes have been destroyed. Initial damage reports show significant impact to housing, with 80% loss in Dhading and 90% loss in Nuwakot districts.
If you are looking for ways to help, please consider supporting two GFWC Partner Organizations that already do work in Nepal.
Based on current information, Heifer staff are reported to be safe and are mobilizing to move into earthquake-impacted areas to assess safety of Heifer-supported families and damage to homes or loss of animals. Initial efforts will focus on providing temporary shelter, food and water to Heifer communities. Heifer has assisted over 171,000 families in 39 districts. For the latest news, visit www.heifer.org.
Please provide your support to rehabilitation projects for Heifer farmers in Nepal by visiting www.heifer.org/campaign/disaster-rehabilitation-fund and by sharing this link on social media.
With children accounting for half the country’s population, UNICEF fears the disaster will have a severe impact. UNICEF is on the ground responding to this crisis. It has prepositioned supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies, and is working with government and other partners to meet children’s immediate needs in the areas of water and sanitation, child protection, health and nutrition.
Support UNICEF’s efforts. Support Nepalese children and families today.