My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone in Nepal.
I was so saddened by the devastating news , that is taking place in Nepal.
On Saturday 25th April a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country of Nepal. It struck between the country’s two largest cities: Pokhara and Kathmandu. It’s the nation’s worst earthquake in 80 years and has already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people. Thousands more are injured and displaced.
There is equal concern for rural areas, as much of the country has had heavy rainfall over the last few days, it greatly increases the risk of land slides. An avalanche has already occurred at Everest, taking many lives and injuring many more.
The earthquake has wreaked incomprehensible damage, yet it’s impact has yet to unravel. Nepal is mountain nation, and with the recent earthquake it is very likely to trigger devastating landslides, particularly when the monsoon season hits in June. The implications from the lack of food, water, sanitation, shelter, education and a myriad of other basic requirements and infrastructures could be equally damaging, if not more so.
No one could stop the earthquake, but the humanitarian response to disaster and how we react to suffering, as people, is our responsibility and entirely within our grasp.
I had the opportunity of living in Nepal for three months on a volunteer placement, not only did I gain new friends, I gained a whole family and I’m deeply attached to Nepal and the people of Nepal. Their pain is my pain.
It’s great that we are all praying for Nepal but what the people of Nepal really need right now is our donation.
Nepal needs our help. Nepal needs your help. Though it isn’t our home that’s in shambles, we can respond like it is.
Please donate to humanitarian assistance on the ground in Nepal.
Love and blessings to you all.