What does it mean to pray for a nation recovering from disaster, even when it is no longer in front of our faces in the news? A SIM Stories writer traveled to Nepal in March 2016 to report on the post-earthquake rebuilding, and found a nation that needed prayer more than anything else.
This video recaps the horror of the initial earthquakes that have left Nepal so damaged and explores some of the stories of preservation and heartache that people in Dhading, one of the hardest hit regions, experienced in the days and months that followed.
“We have to work and eat, all the land has been destroyed. There’s nothing left in the village. If we want to stay, where would we stay? If we want to go, where would we go? We have to stay with despair.”
One year after the most devastating earthquake in a hundred years, people are still suffering in Nepal. The waves of relief from around the world saved many lives in the aftermath of the quake but the process of rebuilding is a slow and painful one. Read about the work of SIM through partner UMN to help people in one of the worst affected areas reclaim their lives from disaster.
In the year since Nepal was hit by its worst earthquake in decades, much of the nation remains at a standstill. Many buildings partially maimed or entirely razed to the ground remain in ruins. Thousands of people still live under flimsy tarpaulin-covered shelters. Families still mourn irreplaceable loss. In rural villages, some Nepalis shoulder the heavy burden of rebuilding and move towards the future.
One year after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive loss of life, widespread homelessness and billions of dollars in damage, the nation continues to heal and rebuild. In Dhading, one of the districts most devastated by the quake, SIM and partner organization United Mission to Nepal (UMN) carry on with reconstruction work.
An early warning system sometimes has four legs. Gopal Pariyar's dog, Khaire, is even more precious to his family ever since he saved their lives during the big earthquake.
With significant financial aid from SIM and other agencies, United Mission to Nepal (UMN) has managed to distribute relief goods to 9,674 families badly affected by April’s earthquake and strong aftershocks in Nepal.
All of Sumitra Chepang's house fell down in the earthquake, except the one corner where her one-month-old grandson Suraj was sleeping.
Watch the United Mission to Nepal and local partners relief team deliver and distribute food supplies in the hard-hit community of Ree. Following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, SIM is partnering with UMN to bring relief and help rebuild devastated rural communities.
In the Lapa subdistrict food stores are dangerously depleted and staple maize crops have been “seriously damaged” by pests. But relief efforts are restricted to helicopter drops in more populated areas. Many from outlying villages continue to risk their lives walking treacherous paths to collect relief supplies.