Nepal: ADRA responds to deadly earthquake

The people of Nepal are no strangers to earthquakes. But nothing could prepare them for the 7.8 magnitude disaster that struck over the weekend.

Two thousand are reported dead – but the death toll will rise. Up to 80% of homes near the epicentre have been destroyed.

Right now, the people of Nepal need your support.

Please donate online now or call 0800 499 911

The need is great and very urgent. Here’s what we know so far:

  • The death toll is close to 2,000 and rising quickly.
  • 10 were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest, while other avalanches have been reported as well.
  • Close to 5,000 are reported injured with hospitals across the county struggling to keep up with the need.
  • 80% of homes close to the epicenter, outside of Kathmandu, have been damaged or destroyed.
  • Thousands are sleeping outside in freezing temperatures either because their homes have been destroyed or they fear falling debris from ongoing aftershocks.
  • The force of the earthquake was felt in surrounding countries and claimed victims in India, Bangladesh, and the Chinese region of Tibet.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has an established presence in Nepal and immediately began implementing a medical response to assist those most affected. Staff from the global ADRA network – including ADRA New Zealand – are being rushed to boost our response.

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Click here to donate online now and show your support to the people of Nepal.

PLUS – join with ADRA New Zealand and the global ADRA network as we #prayfornepal. We believe this movement of prayer will make a difference.

Donations made to ADRA New Zealand’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Fund will ensure ADRA can bring urgent assist in Nepal. In the case that excess funds are collected, these funds will help ADRA work with other communities to prepare for and respond to future disasters.

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