We will be taking a special offering this weekend to support Partner’s International and their efforts in Nepal.
A 7.8-magnitude quake struck Nepal on Saturday April 25, 2015, flattening large parts of the capital Kathmandu and causing devastation across the impoverished Himalayan nation.
Here are the key facts about Nepal’s worst natural disaster in 80 years.
- 6,204 people are known to have died in Nepal alone.
- More than 14,000 have been injured across the country.
- 18 climbers died at Mount Everest base camp when the quake sparked an avalanche.
- 75 people were killed in India.
- The United Nations estimates that 8 million people have been affected.
- 2.8 million Nepalese were displaced, according to the world body.
- More than 3.5 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance, the UN said.
- And UNICEF estimates that 1.7 million children live in the worst-hit areas.
- The Nepal Red Cross Society said it had almost exhausted its relief stocks which were sufficient for 19,000 families.
- Nepal’s government said 130,033 houses had been destroyed, according to the UN.
Two of our Reach Global Partners, Phil & Peggy Arendt and Domu minister with Partners International and are already on the ground assisting the people of Nepal in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. You can also give directly to the organization here.