One year after the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal,
we are still working to bring hope to the suffering.
One Year Later
On Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal and surrounding regions. More than 100 aftershocks ranging from 4.0 to 6.7 in magnitude caused additional casualties and damage in the following days.
Recent updates report over 8,600 killed and an additional 16,800 injured. An estimated 473,000 homes were destroyed, displacing 2.8 million people. In total, 5.6 million people were affected by the quake.
In the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, CHF reached out to our Mercy Network leader in Nepal, Pastor Deben, to send emergency funds and to launch disaster relief.
Thanks to your generosity, our initial response included funding in-country purchases of food, medical aid, and other necessities at a time of great need in the immediate aftermath. Pastor Deben and the other Mercy Network members provided food and drinks to 8,470 survivors and shelter for 358 families.
After the initial emergency response, CHF continues to work with our in-country partner organizations to meet the desperate need for food and shelter in their communities. In the capital, Kathmandu, and in remote villages such as Paire, our partners provided aluminum-roofed temporary shelters, tents, food, and other aid. As the need following this tragedy continues to mark the lives of the earthquake victims, our partners are committed to continuing the ministry to them.
The earthquake left thousands of children orphaned. Alone, afraid, and many times injured, sick, or hungry, these precious children have lost their families and their security. With the support of Children’s Hunger Fund, Pastor Deben and others have been able to provide care for 392 orphans.
While much has been done, there is still more to do. Several churches in and around Kathmandu are pleading for help rebuilding church buildings, homes, orphanages, and medical clinics. We are prayerfully assessing these opportunities to continue serving the people of Nepal.
We ask you to remember each and every individual heart that has been broken by this tragedy. May God grant a lasting comfort to those still mourning the loss of loved ones.
Let us also pray for Pastor Deben and the other Mercy Network pastors. They have witnessed their communities suffer immensely and are working hard to alleviate the suffering. Yet they also carry the weight of responding to the personal impact of the earthquake and subsequent hardship on their own families.
Let us also pray for the churches, missions, and aid workers on the ground, as they continue to reach out to the suffering and help rebuild Nepal.
Finally, let us pray for the government of Nepal and its efforts to restore and rebuild after this tragedy.
Disasters of this magnitude leave communities devastated for years to come. As we have seen repeatedly throughout history, these events have a way of redefining the history of a country and it takes more than a year to recover. Children’s Hunger Fund is committed to Nepal not just for this year, but for however long we are able to support its people and communities as they continue to rebuild.
Recovering from the destruction of the quakes will continue into the second year and for many years to come. If you would like to join us in continuing to help rebuild Nepal, we are still accepting financial donations designated specifically for “Nepal Earthquake Relief.”
100% of designated financial donations will go toward the Mercy Networks in Nepal.
Children’s Hunger Fund is a registered 501©3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Children’s Hunger Fund to help the victims of this disaster rebuild their lives.