By now you’ve heard that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake has devastated entire communities in Nepal. Over a thousand people already confirmed dead and the United Nations predicts that tens of thousands are likely dead or injured and over a million people may end up without shelter. Media reports confirm that an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by the quake has killed more people and many temples have been decimated in Kathmandu. Aftershocks are still occurring.
Remote communities have yet to be reached, and families risk exposure without shelter in below freezing temperatures and risk their health without access to food and water.
During disasters women and children are disproportionately affected. Our partners are rooted in the communities they serve. They know the specific needs of women after a crisis, needs that most relief efforts overlook. These local women leaders also ensure that women’s voices are heard and that they play an essential role in the relief and recovery efforts.
Thank you for your support.
Vice President of Programs
P.S. 100% of your gift will go to groups on the ground in Nepal working to help women during this devastating crisis.