Update on Good Neighbors' Nepal Earthquake Recovery Efforts
By Sarah Ford on May 19, 2015
Source: Good Neighbors
On May 12th, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal again, 17 days after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25th claimed the lives of more than 8,000 people. The epicenter of the second earthquake was near Mt. Everest, approximately 83km east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. The number of casualties and injuries are still coming in, and people affected by the earthquake are living in a constant state of fear due to the more aftershocks.
Thankfully, the second earthquake didn’t do as much destruction in the district of Gorkha, which was one of the hardest hit areas of the April 25th earthquake. However there are still isolated incidents of falling rocks and landslides in certain areas. Good Neighbors' Emergency Relief team is now re-assessing both the safety and the needs of our sponsored children and community members throughout our Gorkha project site locations.