Crisis in Nepal

Learn what Christians are doing now – and how you can help

Photo: courtesy of GAiN Australia

Photo: courtesy of GAiN Australia

Even before the recent series of earthquakes, many people in Nepal were struggling in poverty. Now they have nothing. The current death toll has surpassed 8,500 and continues to rise. Thousands have been injured and most people are now homeless – or too afraid to return to their damaged homes.

Our humanitarian and crisis relief aid partners at Global Aid Network are already working on the ground in Nepal, thanks to their local partners.

You can help by donating yourself and by encouraging others to support this trusted organization.

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Photo: Courtesy of GAiN Australia

An update from our partners in Nepal:

It is difficult to find transportation to carry relief items into the remote areas. Pray that suitable lorries will become available.

Even finding relief items to buy (food, tents and tarpaulins, etc.) in the market is getting more difficult by the day and  prices are going higher every day.

Looting has become normal, and relief convoys are robbed on the way to bring supplies to remote villages. Please pray for the protection of These convoys.

The monson season should begin in about 3-4 weeks. It is critical that people have good shelter before the rains begin.

After Distribution of relief aid is complete,  we need to focus on resettlement of People made homeless by the earthquakes and rebuilding activities. Pray for wisdom for the people involved in planning these efforts.

Many people still have not received adequate medical attention, and first aid stations or mobile hospitals are still needed. Many traumatized victims, especially in rural areas, could benefit from counselling as well. Please pray for God's provision of these facilities and skilled people to run them.

Remember our staff and volunteers working in the field. Pray that they will be encouraged and not overwhelmed by the suffering they are seeing.

The local media is presenting Christian relief work in a negative way. Rumors are being spread about our logistics team not distributing materials. On 16 May, a large mob gathered outside our warehouse intending to loot a shipment of tarps that were ready for distribution in very remote area of the country. The police and government authorities were notified and they sent officers to guard our warehouse. We give thanks for this protection and for the good relationship we have with the government.

Our local partners in Nepal are continuously doing relief work in the most affected areas of the country  like Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rashuwa, Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Dolkha, Ramechhap, Lalitpur and Kathmandu. Please continue to pray for needs to be met and that we have quick access to needy people in so many places. Thank you so much for your prayers and donations that help people in Nepal in their time desperate need.

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