Six months on, Nepal needs our prayer more than ever. The earthquakes have affected 2.8 million people in total. Over 8000 lives have been lost and hundreds of thousands are now facing a winter without a roof over their heads.
Nepal is now also in the midst of a blockade: in protest of the new constitution, ethnic groups from the southern plains having been stopping supply trucks entering the country since September, preventing the delivery of earthquake relief supplies and causing shortages of medicines, fuel, food and general supplies. Several demonstrators have now also been killed as a result of protests against the new constitution. The result of all this is that Nepal is in a worse humanitarian crisis now than what it was facing immediately after the earthquakes in the spring.
Make an impact through prayer today:
- Pray that the blockade would be lifted and that God would cause the leaders of Nepal to find creative ways to provide for people during this crisis.
- Pray for those still living without basic supplies as winter approaches and that aid from other countries would be distributed quickly and wisely.
- Pray for those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and other mental disorders after the earthquakes. Pray that God would enable his Church to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those in need.
- Pray that God would grant Nepal a gentle winter, as so many are now without means to keep warm or cook/prepare food.
For more on how you can pray for Nepal, watch this video made by the Wycliffe Global Alliance.