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Nepal Earthquake Urgent Appeal

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 Urgent Assistance Needed. Donate or Volunteer Now!

On Saturday 25th April 2015 in the morning, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck 40 miles from the capital Kathmandu in Nepal. The quake was also felt in New Delhi in India. There were casualties and deaths in India, China and Bangladesh, but the bulk of the damage, death and injuries have been in Nepal.

Just over 24 hours after the quake, there were over 2,000 confirmed deaths, but fears that there are many more as teams reach remote villages flattened by the quake.

Thousands have been injured through the destruction of homes and buildings. There have been numerous aftershocks leading to further destruction and avalanches in the Himalayas. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and the frightened locals are sleeping outside in fear of aftershocks, some of which have been of scale 6.7.

The worst affected areas in Nepal are around the Lamjung and Gorkha Districts.

Humanity First has launched a global appeal and deployng disaster response teams to assist the victims of earthquake.

There is a small team already on the ground in Kathmandu, and a medical team consisting of doctors, nurses and paramedics is being deployed. Water filters and family survival kits are also being sourced through our partners World Water Works.

Humanity First is working with local authorities and the UN, and has been requested to assist in the Gorkha District.

To donate for the earthquake relief effort, please click: www.humanityfirst.ca/donate/

To volunteer, please click:

http://hf.humanityfirst.ca/volunteer/

 

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