Nepal is a developing country with a low income economy, ranking 145th of 187 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2014. It continues to struggle with high levels of hunger and poverty. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal on April 25 2015, some 50 miles away from the capital of Kathmandu. Many towns and villages have been completely flattened and major aftershocks have continued, causing even more havoc.
The recent Nepal earthquake in April 2015 killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred on 25 April, with a 7.8 magnitude and was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934. Overnight hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. A major aftershock occurred on 12 May 2015 with a magnitude of 7.3. More than 200 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured by this aftershock. UMR had a team on the ground within 48 hours of the earthquake.
After the earthquakes that struck the nation of Nepal, the country, now more than ever, has a long road to recovery ahead. With the help of the generous donations of our donors, we can continue to protect the future of the children of Nepal. The majority of the children in need of sponsoring are living in tents as Nepal works to rebuild from the ground up. Through UMR’s Orphan Sponsorship Program orphans are provided the support necessary to continue to ensure that the orphans of Nepal reach their full potential. Your generous donations pay for food, clothing, education and medicine for all children.