Response Update from Convoy of Hope
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused devastating destruction early Saturday (April 25), killing more than 1,400 people at last report.
As one of the poorest countries in the world, Nepal may not be well-equipped to respond to a disaster of this degree.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Asia and the Pacific, it is estimated that more than 6.6 million people are in the area afffected by the earthquake.
"It is because of our many networks and partners that we are able to respond immediately during a time of need," says Kary Kingsland, senior vice president of Convoy of Hope. "We will continue to work diligently to bring help and hope to the survivors of this devastating earthquake in Nepal."
Convoy of Hope's team is working with a network of 100 churches and organizations who are ready, willing and able to respond to offer support to those in need. As the Convoy of Hope team continues to determine the best way to respond, please keep the families and those affected in your prayers. Because the need is so great Convoy is calling upon all who can to help those who are suffering.