Project information

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, a Samaritan's Purse team of disaster response experts are on the ground, assessing the damage. The team will be providing emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits, and medical care. Please give what you can.

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  • Need

    Need

    At around noon, local time, on April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with its epicentre approximately 77 kilometres from the capital, Kathmandu. At least 5,000 people have died in the disaster and over 6,500 people have been injured. Approximately 6.6 million people live in the affected area, which includes the urban centres of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Solution

    Samaritan’s Purse disaster assistance response team (DART) members have arrived in Kathmandu and are collaborating with national partners to assess the damage and immediate needs. Eighteen additional staff members are also there, focusing their attention on helping affected households with emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits and other relief items.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To assist with the medical needs of the population.

    Activities

    » SP is deploying six key medical staff who will work alongside local health workers to provide relief and surge capacity.

    SP’s medical team has been specially chosen for their specialties in handling traumatic injuries


    Aim 2

    To meet the immediate shelter and non-food item needs of the population.

    Activities

    » SP will distribute emergency Non-Food Item (NFI) kits to families affected by the earthquake.

    Blankets, pre-cut tarpaulin, jerry cans and cooking kits will be distributed.


    Aim 3

    To assist the population with water and sanitation needs.

    Activities

    » SP plans to distribute hygiene kits to households and provide safe water throughout the affected region.

    To increase access to safe water, SP will distribute point of use water treatment and/or install community water filters with bladders and tap stands.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The immediate focus is on helping survivors and alleviating suffering. We have a large team and extensive local networks into the affected rural and urban areas that enable us to get relief into the hands of survivors quickly and always with compassion.

    Risk

    Disasters of this magnitude present multiple challenges of access, procurement, supply routes and coordination. Samaritan’s Purse has widespread experience overcoming all these challenges in every major disaster of the past decade and this is no different. Relief supplies are already getting to the people that need them.

    Reporting

    SP will report back to those generous enough to support this work through email and web updates. Thank you for considering helping the people of Nepal through Samaritan’s Purse – we pray blessing on you as you give…

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,300,000 Disaster relief Medical, shelter/non-food items and water and sanitation interventions

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Individual supporters £40,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    At around noon, local time, on April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with an epicentre approximately 77 kilometres from the capital, Kathmandu. At least 5,000 people have died in the disaster and over 6,500 people have been injured. Approximately 6.6 million people live in the affected area, which includes the urban centres of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Beneficiaries

    At least 30,000 households affected by the earthquake.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Samaritan’s Purse stands ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. We specialise in meeting critical needs for victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, often working through ministry partners on the ground. We provide food, water, shelter, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    SP Disaster Assistance Response Team

    Work with national partners to assess the damage and immediate needs. Help distribute emergency shelter, water, hygiene kits and other relief items.