Scientology Volunteer Ministers are distributing food and water in Kathmandu where tens of thousands are sleeping in makeshift camps on the street in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude 25 April earthquake. The death toll has topped 5,000 and many more thousands are injured. And entire regions outside the nation’s capital are inaccessible with no estimate of the casualties.

“In Kathmandu, old settlement areas such as Gongobu, Basantapur, Thamel, Nardevi, and Jhochhen have suffered major damages,” says one of the Nepalese Volunteer Ministers. “Historical monuments such as Dharhara, Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square have been completely destroyed. The most important need right now is tents, food and medical assistance.”

Ministers from Bali have joined the Kathmandu volunteers. The 16-man Los Topos search and rescue team who left from Ecuador and Mexico yesterday have now landed, and teams are en route from Pakistan, India, Taiwan and Australia including two nurses and four doctors.

Trained volunteer ministers who want to join the team should contact the Scientology Disaster Response Coordinator at

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