Nepal earthquake

April 25th, 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal in 2015, leaving nearly 8,900 people dead and more than 22,000 people injured. More than 600, 000 homes were destroyed, and one million children were left unable to go to school. Less than three weeks later, Nepal suffered another quake of 7.3 magnitude.Jesuit Missions is a member of the Xavier Network which has been working with local partner, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), since the...
The Jesuits in Nepal have sent an update to UK supporters who reached out to them following the devastating earthquake of 2015.  They describe a major new road infrastructure project which will bring new economic opportunities to remote areas.The people of Tipling, the remotest village in Dading district in Nepal, welcomed Christmas 2017 with new enthusiasm and hope as the Somdang-Tipling Road came nearer to their village, crossing the 3850 meters high Pansang passage. This means that now...
Women's constitutional training group
Many people will remember the devastating earthquakes in Nepal two years ago which killed nearly 9000 people and left many more isolated and without basic amenities.Jesuit Missions launched an appeal which was generously supported by many friends of the Jesuits in Britain, and funds were sent to the Nepalese Jesuits who were working directly with many of those affected.The Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has sent an update for its supporters on the many relief and rebuilding projects in...
Children and parents with their new water filters in Nepal
Staff of the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), which is supported by Jesuit Missions, have organised training on hygiene and sanitation and have distributed water filters to the parents of children with special needs in Sindupalchowk district in Nepal.Sindhupalchok was one of the worst-affected districts when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. While the initial epicentre of the earthquake was in Gorkha district, the highest magnitude aftershock (6.7) took place in...
The secondary school in Dolakha District is handed over at the morning assembly. Credit: NJSI
The generosity of Jesuit Missions’ supporters has enabled secondary school children in a remote mountain village in Nepal to resume their education in safe, secure facilities, less than two years after their buildings were wiped out by devastating earthquakes.Shree Haleshwor Higher Secondary School was one of seven schools destroyed or severely damaged in Dolakha District when the earthquakes struck in April and May 2015. Jesuit Missions in Britain responded immediately by committing...
The 5-km waterpipe for villagers in Nepal is being restored by NJSI
It has taken more than 18 months, but the people in Chapadi village of Rakathum VDC, Nepal, are finally on the point of getting their water supply restored.Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it has concentrated its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses...
NJSI hand over the school at Pancakanya, September 2016. Credit: NJSI
Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it is now concentrating its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses and women’s shelters in several districts in the country.Landslides have hampered the construction of the Shree Haleshwar Higher Secondary...
The foundation stone is laid for one of the hostels in Nepal.
Work has started on the construction of three hostels for children in the Nuwakot districts of Nepal. The work is being undertaken by the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), with support from the Xavier Network, which includes Jesuit Missions in the UK. The foundation stones were laid in three schools: Shree Chandeshwari Higher Secondary School (Tupche VDC), Shree Bageshwari Higher Secondary School (Bageshwari VDC), Bhairavi Higher Secondary School (Bidur Metropolitan).The Nepal earthquake in...
Distributing warm clothing to earthquake survivors in Nepal/NJSI
Ten months after the Gorkha earthquake, which killed more than 8,000 in Nepal and injured a further 21,000, the Nepalese Government has begun the reconstruction of the structures that were destroyed. Across many districts of the country, hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless, with entire villages flattened, and Jesuit Missions was able to respond with an immediate grant of £10,000 to assist with the response.The Jesuits in Nepal live and work alongside many of the affected...
Groups of Jesuit relief workers are continuing to access remote communities in Nepal, bringing much needed supplies to communities devastated by the April earthquakes.“We got things moving a bit closer to Tipling village now,” says Fr Samuel Simick SJ. Tipling is a high mountainous area near to the Himalayas, located in the Dhading District of Nepal. There are no proper health care facilities in the area and the Jesuits have been working in Tipling as missionaries for the last four years.“On 7...

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