Michaela Evans, Asia program coordinator for MTI, emailed family and supporters today that “All MTI staff and volunteers have been accounted for and we are staying out in the open until we have further information.”
With World Relief, we are sending tarps, rope, jerry cans and water purification to protect about 7,000 families (more than 30,000 people) against the monsoon rain and the diseases that inevitably follow. It is a struggle against time to provide protection to all those who are living in the open, either because they do not dare return to their homes fearing they will collapse, or simply because their homes are not there anymore. When rain starts to pour over the collapsed buildings, it will mix with sewer water, rats, and dead livestock and become mud, and there is risk of epidemic outbreaks. Continue Reading »
More than 7,000 people have died due to the earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless.
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“My 80-year-old dad, stepmom, brothers, sisters-in-law, and my nephews and nieces are outside under tents,” said Aryal, who has had limited email contact with family in Nepal. “I do not know as of yet if anybody is hurt.”
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A special CWR disaster relief fund for Nepal has been set up. Executive director Dave Husby said this morning that he already has had churches contact him about how to give.
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