Help for earthquake victims in Nepal 

Nepal Earthquake Relief with ERDO April 2015

May 27, 2015

ERDO is expanding our work in the area of shelter. ERDO is registered with UN Nepal Response and has been assigned 20 villages in very remote areas.  We are now working  to bring semi-permanent building materials into communities to ensure people have better shelter before the monsoon hits in about three weeks.  This truly is a pressing need requiring additional financial support.

As homes, gardens and work have been lost, so has access to food.  ERDO is working to deliver more food into these 20 villages to help people survive as they build back their homes and lives. Thank you for your generosity for building materials and additional emergency food.  These items are our focus for the next phase of emergency relief.

Earlier Updates:

Another earthquake hit Nepal on May 12th resulting in further damage and over 70 deaths.  The current  death toll from both quakes is reported by the UNHCR as 8,316 with another 16,808 injured.  ERDO has been working in Nepal since after the first earthquake.  David Adcock, ERDO's CEO was in Nepal between May 15th and 20th to assess the earthquake damage and plan further response. Nepal Earthquake Relief with ERDO April 2015

According to the US Geological Survey, the second earthquake in eastern Nepal had a magnitude of 7.3 while the earlier quake on April 25th centered in western Nepal had a magnitude of 7.8. 

There have been several aftershocks, including a May 20th magnitude 4.4 which David Adcock felt while waiting for his flight home.  Nepal Earthquake April 2015                                                                               

More than 3.5 million people are estimated to be in need of food. 

As our first phase of response, ERDO coordinated with our local partners, Assemblies of God Nepal, Talitha Koumi Ministries, and GEMS (Gospel Echoing Missionary Society) and distributed emergency relief kits.

These relief kits contain essentials to help families for one week:

  • Food packets containing rice, lentils, salt, sugar and oil
  • Blankets and sleeping bags
  • Plastic sheets
  • A flashlight
  • Basic medical supplies and water purification tablets

A donation of $170 provides an emergency relief kit for one family.  While funds already received from donors have been sent to fund these kits, more supplies are needed.  In this time of crisis, any amount is greatly appreciated to meet the needs of the hungry.

The emergency relief kits were distributed in the neediest communities in central Nepal, with the majority of the supplies distributed within a 60 kilometre radius of the capital city of Kathmandu.

Our partner, Talitha Koumi, has been in Kathmandu since a few days after the earthquake and was focussing on Bhaktapur where the need is huge and thousands of people are staying under tents and are not able to back to their homes because their homes have either collapsed or have cracks and are at risk of collapse. Nepal Earthquake 2015

Working through three local churches in Bhaktapur, the Talitha Koumi (TK) team held meetings with the local community leaders, government officials and the congregation of the church to plan a response on ERDO's behalf that fed 2,500 to 3,000 per day over three days and provided safe drinking water.  TK also distributed medical supplies brought in from Bangladesh to government hospitals and doctors to treat the injured.

To make your donation to victims of the Nepal earthquake, click the “donate now” button. Thank you for your generosity.

 

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