It is heartbreaking scenes in Nepal in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the impoverished Himalayan nation on April 25.
Our church in Nepal is helping to provide emergency shelter, food, clean water, and meet other urgent needs for victims of the terrible disaster. As they assess the damage and determine where to work, they are witnessing incredible destruction, death, and tragedy.
As aftershocks continue, people are sleeping outside in tents in the rain and mud because they lost their homes or are petrified to stay inside
And don’t want sleep inside. They are sleeping in the because they do not have other shelter.”
“There are a lot of people sleeping out in the streets,” said pastor Hari and pastor Suresh, the team leader for our response. “They are fearful of the buildings and don’t want to sleep inside. They are sleeping in the rain because they don’t have any other shelter.”
As aftershocks continue, people are sleeping outside in tents in the rain and mud because they lost their homes or are petrified to stay inside. Buildings have collapsed, debris clogs the streets, people are still unaccounted for, and the death toll is rising daily. The reality of the severe loss is still being uncovered.
“There’s a lot of hurting people here,” Pastor Hari and Suresh said. “A lot of people lost their homes and lost their incomes. They’re trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”
More than 5,000 people are known to have died, and there are fears that number could double as officials dig through the rubble. Over 8,000 were 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. Some 8 million people have been affected.
There is not a simple fix for this mass of broken things and broken lives. But our Nepal church team is here to meet needs for people desperate to survive right now. We are here to look them in the eyes and tell them they’re not alone and healing is possible.
“We’re doing all we can to help those whose lives have been turned upside down by this terrible disaster,” Said Pastor and Surash “The people of Nepal urgently need our prayers.”
As our team works with church partners to meet needs, we hear the stories of the survivors. They are people like Gopal, whose home was destroyed by the quake. Gopal and his family have been organizing a tent community in their village. The majority of people here work as farmers, craftsmen, and taxi drivers. The earthquake destroyed 75 percent of their homes and killed 20 people.
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Nepalese House: Normally, 80% poor people are living in the mud and stone or brick house with the slope roof of straw, tin or tile the house is normally single roof. The wooden beams are never fixed to the wall. So they could not support wall during even the small shake.(picture3). So 80% of the people are homeless now.