A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, just a few miles away from capital Kathmandu. The earthquake flattened parts of the country and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. Thousands of deaths have been reported thus far, with many more casualties feared under the rubble. Tens of thousands more people have been injured and displaced.
The International Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (CGI) in Paris has requested our assistance to raise funds for two international disasters: the earthquake in Nepal and the island of Vanuatu, which suffered the impact of Category 5 Tropical Cyclone PAM, which destroyed much of the country’s agricultural industry.
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