Just a few days ago I read a scientific article that said that possibility of major earthquake (7 and higher) in Nepal in the coming week was just 0.1%. And today, when I was about to do a new post on my blog, it hit the country again, the major one, 7.3. The odds were so small and still it happened. It is really nerve-racking. People had just started to calm down and now this...
Again there is a chaos in the streets, again all the shops are closed, again everybody is scared, again there is no electricity. At least, internet and phone network still work.
Just yesterday we went to a small town on the outskirts of Kathmandu, to give some relief material to people in need. Every family in our neighbourhood as well as my husband's organisation donated some money and we bought rice, lentils, oil, sugar, salt, mattresses, blankets and zing sheets. This used to be a charming medieval town, I had visited it before one time during a local festival. And this is how it looks now. So heart breaking...
People who has lost their house live in such tents in the field now
people queuing to receive the relief material
We were able to give help to 30 families. It is not much but every little counts.
After this new earthquake new casualties and new collapsed houses are being reported. This country doesn't deserve it.
Please, help Nepal. This beautiful country will not be able to recover on its own.
You can donate through one of these organisations
To donate to Unicef UK's appeal just text DONATE to 70123 to give 5 pounds
If you have a U.S. cell phone, you can text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to make a $10 donation.
Thank you to all who has already donated and to those who are going to do it.