2015 Nepal Earthquake
On 25 April 2015, a huge magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the Gorkha district of Nepal killing almost 9,000 people and injuring a further 21,952. Many homes and much of the infrastructure was destroyed.
Humanity First sent a medical team of 12 from the UK who were able to treat over 1,000 patients in Gorkha. Meanwhile, temporary shelters were set up for women and children in Golfutar Park in the capital Kathmandu. The medical teams were also able to do outreach to surrounding villages such as Tinmane and Lapu. A few weeks later, HF worked with World Water Works Ltd (a UK Rotary company) to distribute 500 of their Water Survival boxes to families displaced by the earthquake.
HF was grateful for the support of local organisations such as Ahmadiyya Saung Nepal and the Lord Buddha Foundation, and was able to assist over 9,000 people.