updated as of August 4, 2015
In the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 and the 7.3 earthquake on May 12, OM Nepal has gotten involved in the disaster response efforts. To date more than 8,700 people died in the first quake and another 150 in the second one; and at least 22,200 were injured in the two combined. These numbers continue to increase daily.
Currently OM Nepal is involved in a variety of ways, including job-creation for locals, hosting Kids Trauma Camps, practical work in heavily affected communities, and basic debriefing. Initially we also did food and water distribution, visiting local hospitals, and providing materials for basic shelters for those displaced, but now many of the initial needs have been met. In the coming months OM Nepal will be involved in rebuilding in several villages; and advocating on behalf of local communities.
Click here if you would like to make a financial contribution to OM Nepal's disaster response efforts.