On the spring of 2015, the most devastating earthquake of the past 80 years has shook northern Nepal. Thousands of people died, and millions became homeless overnight. The Romanian Caritas Confederation (the member of which is Caritas Catolica Oradea) has immediately offered their help, joining all major international charity organizations. We have organized a charity collection in all Roman Catholic churches in Romania.
The believers were very responsive to the call. Members of 52 roman catholic parish communities have offered donations within the Oradea diocese. On national level a total of 80.000 euro was collected. The sum was offered for emergency relief and rehabilitation purposes. The donation of the Romanian Caritas Confederation contributed to rebuild a public school in Bankalidevi village. The finishing touches are just being made, and the building will soon be inaugurated.
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. It occurred at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time on 25 April 2015, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of VIII (Severe). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing 21, making 25 April 2015 the deadliest day on the mountain in history. The earthquake triggered another huge avalanche in the Langtang valley, where 250 people were reported missing.