UCC Responds to Nepal Earthquake
On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing significant damage and destruction in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Since the quake, UCC Disaster Ministries has responded by providing significant financial support for immediate relief aimed at helping to stabilize the situation through provisions of food, water, medicine and temporary shelter and plans are underway for long-term rebuilding and livelihood restoration.
A Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal
Another massive earthquake has struck the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, registering 7.3-magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It is projected that it will take Nepal over a decade to recover from the two earthquakes it experienced in less than one month’s time.
46 Tornadoes rip through the southern Plains
Late yesterday dozens of homes were destroyed as 46 tornadoes were reported throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
Walking the long road with Nepal
History and experience tell us that, in most disasters, recovery has barely gotten underway at the six month mark and in most instances lasts for years. Nepal will be no different. In six months there will still be thousands of homes to be rebuilt, fields to be planted, sustainable water supplies to be restored, livestock to be replaced, roads to be repaired and healing to...
Reflections on Nepal
He pointed out the vacant fields that were normally full of crops and the piles of construction materials provided by the government and told me, “look around, there are no crops planted, no one is building with the materials we have available… they have lost hope”. Read More