On Saturday 25 April, 2017, a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 Richter scale shook Nepal. The epicenter was located near the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal and neighboring countries after Saturday’s earthquake and the aftershocks that followed on Sunday.
More than 4,000 lives have been lost and there is massive destruction. Significant aftershocks are causing additional damage and distress. Thousands of people have already lost their lives, with the number still rising. Homes, buildings and entire communities have been destroyed, leaving tens of thousands homeless and in desperate need. People stay in open spaces in fear of new aftershocks and are lacking clean drinking water and electricity.