Nepal Trauma Healing Project – Kathmandu, Nepal
On April 25, 2015 the Kathmandu area of Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by another major quake of 7.3 on May 12 leaving over 8,500 people dead and at least 23,000 with injuries. It was the deadliest earthquake on record to hit the Himalayan country. Hundreds of thousands of people became homeless, children were orphaned, and thousands of homes, schools and businesses were destroyed, including shelters for homeless and other vulnerable people such as sex trafficking survivors, hospitals and medical clinics.
The situation is quite dire. For example, in the Dhading District, where the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 43,741 houses were damaged and 18,720 people were provided with medical treatment, no mental health services were available before the earthquake. Now there are only four (4) beds in the district hospital for mental health treatment and limited mental health consultation services according to the WHO.
Lotus Circle International (LCI) is a U.S. based 501 C3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting disempowered, traumatized and underserved individuals and communities affected by violence, disasters, and adversity. LCI provides education, training, and integrative healing tools for trauma resolution and nervous system regulation.
Please help these people take full advantage of the opportunity to recover by helping us provide them with the training and treatment they need. We can only offer this help with your donations. Give generously to the Nepal Trauma Healing Project.