Responding to the Nepal Earthquake (April 25, 2015)

Report
from Convoy of Hope
Published on 25 Apr 2015 View Original

APRIL 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM

SPRINGFIELDA 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused devastating destruction early Saturday, killing more than 800 people near Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

As one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal may not be well-equipped to respond to a disaster of this degree.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Asia and the Pacific, it is estimated that more than 6.6 million people are in the area affected by the earthquake.

Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is responding and working with our in-country parnters to get emergency aid to those who are suffering.

“It is because of our many networks and partners that we are able to respond immediately during a time of need,” says Kary Kingsland, senior vice president of Convoy of Hope. “We will continue to work diligently to bring help and hope to the survivors of this devastating earthquake in Nepal.”

As the Convoy of Hope team continues to determine the best way to respond, please keep the families of those affected in your prayers.

APRIL 25, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Convoy of Hope has a Disaster Services team, along with equipment and supplies, en route to Nepal.

More than 1,400 people are reported to have been killed and immediate needs for survivors include medical care, food, water and shelter.

Our team is working with a network of 100 churches and organizations who are ready, willing and able to respond to offer support to those in need.

Because the need is so great we are calling on all our friends to help us help those who are suffering