7th May 2015
A young soccer player, Naroyan Bhandaui, stood in the middle of the open field, surrounded by rice paddies and mountains, and explained how he was still afraid of another earthquake. The relief supplies provided a glimmer of hope. “Samaritan’s Purse is here. I really appreciate this,” he said. “This is a very big, big help to us.”
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– Life-saving water for Nepal: Protecting sanitation is vital to prevent the spread of disease, especially when people are living in close quarters.
– A new home from canvas: Nanda Gopal’s home was shaken to the ground in the earthquake, so he and his family set about organising a tent community in their village.
– Food arrives with days to spare: Families in one rural community only had enough food left for a few more days – until Samaritan’s Purse came along.
– Homeless and hungry, but alive: Kumari and her family were homeless, but thankful to be alive.
– Mending broken limbs and lives: Dr Plyler is delivering hope and the love of Christ as he works to meet urgent medical needs.
– The doctor at the epicentre: Dr Josh Riggsbee, a Samaritan’s Purse missionary serving in Nepal, shares his thoughts about the situation.
Samaritan’s Purse is helping victims of a catastrophic, 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April.
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The deadly earthquake killed over 7,500 people and left 14,000 injured. At least 70,000 houses were destroyed. An estimated 2.8 million people have been displaced, including hundreds of thousands who are afraid to return to their houses. They are in desperate need of food and water and many people have spent nights sleeping under the stars, with no shelter. Many villages in the area have been almost totally destroyed, but poor road conditions have hampered efforts to reach them.
Our disaster response team is in Nepal to provide emergency shelter, food, clean water, medical care, and meet other urgent needs for victims of the terrible disaster. We work in the Name of Jesus, ministering to those who are suffering and reaching out with care, compassion, and the hope of Christ.
Relief is Getting Through
Samaritan’s Purse is airlifting 60 tons of supplies into Nepal to bring relief to 30,000 households in the first instance. This includes: