Update from Nepal
The long series of shocks that have hit Nepal since April 25 and devastated the central part of the country, with the strongest magnitude being 7.9, left a wake of tragedy behind it. There are about 3,700 dead counted up to this point and at least 6,800 wounded. However, many villages still have to be reached by help. The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) present in the country continue to be involved in favour of the population hit by the earthquake. With great difficulty, they have succeeded in reaching the various villages within the districts of Kavre and Ramechap, Manthali Bajar.
This regards the zones that aid has not yet reached and where the people are already without food. They are very poor families who lost the little they had in the earthquake.
In the highly populated village of Chispani, at about 80 km from Kathmandu, help has been distributed for 450 families whose houses are completely damaged. The girls who are live in the hostel with our Sisters are trying to contact their families to have news, to get information on what they need, and also in the hope of being able to reach them and embrace their dear ones again. Trips and distributions will take place in the next few days.
There are many initiatives of solidarity. In the community of Kathmandu, the FMA, young people, and lay collaborators have gathered funds through the initiative of a street dance to be close to the people, to motivate them, and to comfort them.
We continue to support the FMA so that they may reach as many people as possible, and above all, so that they do not feel alone in this time of suffering.