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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Approaching monsoon season threatens to worsen the situation for survivors of the double disaster in Nepal

It has been a race against time since the first massive earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people, injuring 17,000, and leaving 600,000 displaced from their homes. The pace quickened even further in the aftermath of a second earthquake that struck the country on May 12.

Now, the monsoon season is just a week away, and it's arrival will make life even more challenging for survivors.

HOPE International Development Agency is working to help survivors recover as quickly as possible.

The need in Nepal, one of the poorest nations in the world, is staggering.

Estimates put the damage at $10 billion dollars – nearly half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). Rebuilding roads, bridges, and homes damaged or destroyed by the two earthquakes could cost up to $5 billion dollars.

Help is the best remedy for broken hearts and lives

The need for hope amidst all of the devastation - especially when you consider that 600,000 people have been displaced from their homes and thousands have been killed or injured - is equally staggering.

The emotional toll that accompanies this level of destruction can only be remedied by providing as much help as quickly as we can.

Keeping pace with the need is challenging as survivors remain in a race against time to recover and rebuild their lives.

The Government of Canada, in an effort to increase the impact donors can have in the aftermath of this double disaster, is continuing to match all eligible donations, dollar-for-dollar, but this opportunity will ends on Monday, May 25, 2015.

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Donate by phone at (toll-free) 1-866-525-HOPE(4673).

(Learn more about the Government of Canada's donation match).