In April 2015, Nepal was hit by an earthquake that caused mass devastation across the country. Over 8,000 people were killed and thousands injured.

Of the many injuries caused by the earthquake, spinal cord injury affected around 300 people and left them in need of essential recovery and rehabilitation support.

How is Livability involved?

As a disability and community engagement charity, we have an international team with great expertise in spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

The Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) is Livability’s local partner in Nepal, who we work with via our international team. The support provided through the specialist centre in Nepal is absolutely critical and without it many people will die.

As soon as the earthquake hit, the Livability international team travelled to the country to provide vital support to SIRC near Katmandu and Livability ran an emergency fundraising appeal to respond to the needs.

Livability urgently seeks your support to help ensure that as many people as possible can be assisted through the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre.

With your help:

  • £15 could cover food for one patient plus carer for four days
  • £30 could buy a commode chair
  • £100 could buy a wheelchair and cushion

Stephen Muldoon, Assistant Director of International Complex Care Development said: "Each bed and related care package for serious injuries costs around £2,000 per person and includes a comprehensive rehabilitation programme which could take months for those who have sustained life changing injuries. We desperately need funding to support this work."

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