Earthquake damage in Kathmandu

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on Saturday 25 April 2015, devastating the capital region of Kathmandu. Reports suggest that more than 6,600 people have died and communities and businesses have been destroyed. This is the worst earthquake to hit the area in 81 years.

The Salvation Army has been at work in Nepal since 2009 and is responding to the urgent needs - currently the provision of shelter and clean water. But we need your help.

International Salvation Army leader General André Cox encourages Salvationists and friends around the world to support this important appeal for funds: 'The Salvation Army is present, we are known, and we have a responsibility to step up and support the relief and rebuilding efforts.'

Watch this video from Salvation Army volunteer Michael Andrew, who was filming while walking the mountain path to remote communities near the epicentre of the second major earthquake which struck near Mount Everest on 12 May

Latest news

23 October 2015
Nepal Earthquake Ministry Moves from Emergency Response to Long-Term Recovery

23 June 2015
Salvation Army Team In Nepal Begins Tent Distribution

24 May 2015
Blog from IHQ Communications team in Kathmandu

21 May 2015
Salvation Army Teams Reach Out to More Communities in Nepal 

14 May 2015
Salvation Army volunteer in Nepal captures footage of major earthquake

13 May 2015
The Salvation Army's Emergency Response in Nepal -€“ An Overview 

11 May 2015
The Salvation Army in Nepal distributes food to mountain communities 

6 May 2015
Salvation Army response team in Nepal continues distribution and considers camp management role

3 May 2015
Salvation Army response team in Nepal reaches out to remote communities

1 May 2015
Arrival of supplies in Nepal means large-scale distribution can begin

30 April 2015
Interview: Nepal officer describes earthquake aftermath

29 April 2015
Experienced disaster responders boost Salvation Army capacity in Nepal

27 April 2015
General André Cox calls for international financial support in response to Nepal disaster