Stand by Me has been caring for needy children in Nepal since 2010 in our hostel. On Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, causing destruction on a massive scale and the death of over 3,000 people. It is the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in its history. Homes, hospitals and schools have been destroyed and thousands of people are at risk.
When the earthquake struck, many of our children were visiting their families for the Easter holidays. Our immediate concern is that while some have returned safely to our hostel, the great majority are still unaccounted for. Early reports inform us that many of the homes where our children come from, remote in the mountains, have been damaged or completely destroyed.
We need your help
In the town where we have our Stand by Me children’s hostel, many people have tragically lost their lives. Properties, including our girls’ home have suffered severe damage. Our children and staff are currently sleeping in tents in our compound.
We urgently need your help to stand by the children, their families and their remote communities, to provide food, clean water, shelter and help them rebuild their lives from the rubble and despair.