On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, leaving nearly 9,000 people dead. Many lost everything. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team responded immediately by providing emergency relief supplies such as food, water and tarps to thousands of families in need.
Today, on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake, our team is still working in Nepal to bring help and hope to those who need it most. To date, we have helped more than 45,000 beneficiaries.
“We are committed to helping Nepal long-term,” says Nathan Mallonee, director of program effectiveness for International Program. “We will continue to work with our in-country partners to provide sustainable nutrition and recovery assistance.”
The nation still has a long way to go in their recovery. Nearly half of the 75 districts in Nepal still have survivors living in temporary or makeshift shelters. They do not yet have the funds to rebuild many of their own homes, schools and communities.
When we respond to a disaster — like the earthquake in Nepal or recent flooding in Houston — we want to make sure we meet the immediate needs, but also stay for the long haul as the communities continue to pick up the pieces and come back stronger than before.